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Offline Gware

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How much Honey?
« on: May 27, 2009, 08:42:19 PM »
How many quarts do you usually get from a 10 frame illinois super?

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Re: How much Honey?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 08:47:29 PM »
I just extracted and used quart mason jars and got a little over 12 qts/super.  They come out to about 3.5#.  I quickly sold out - $18/qt.  I liked this way better than paying high prices for honey jars, which I have done in the past.

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Re: How much Honey?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 08:56:48 PM »
wow thats really good! Do you think it matters if this is the first time the comb has been drawn and extracted? Thats a good price is that what it is priced this year by the quart?

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Re: How much Honey?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 09:12:08 PM »
wow thats really good! Do you think it matters if this is the first time the comb has been drawn and extracted? Thats a good price is that what it is priced this year by the quart?

Doesn't matter, as long as it was all capped.  The frames were pretty much 100% capped and were 10 framers.  This first harvest was from citrus and was fairly dark and really delicious, and people were happy to pay $5/# and commented on how fantastic it is.  I guess that's what my immediate market will bear :-)