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Offline DENNIS

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« on: August 01, 2006, 04:43:30 PM »
hi
As a new bee keeper does anyone know were to get cheap sugar to feed the bees.  I live in northwest nj

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 04:48:39 PM »
How many hives do you have?

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 04:52:29 PM »
I have 10 hive plus one nuc

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006, 04:56:22 PM »
wal-mart, costco, sams club.  they all sell 25lb bags and it's much cheaper than buying 5lb bags in the grocery store.  we also have a restaurant supply outlet that has sugar sometimes, but usually the bags are ripped and taped and it's kind of a pain.  tends to attract ants, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2006, 05:34:34 PM »
Dollar General and other dollar stores.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006, 05:36:04 PM »
I get mine from a small local bakery. Very cheap, only one draw back and that's the large bag.

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2006, 12:58:39 AM »
My mother's name was Bee (Really), Dad used to say that he was like a bee in that home was where his honey was.  He also called her suger and sweetheart.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2006, 01:29:46 PM »
When you get the sugar double check the price per pound.  Last year it was cheaper for us to buy sugar at Sam's by the ten pound rather than twenty-five or fifty pound bags.  Later the price swapped around and we started buying the larger bags.  

We've found this to be true in a lot of products and stores.  We always carry a calculator now if the grey matter is fritzing out.

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2006, 03:13:09 PM »
The cheapest place we found is Aldis.  They only sell it in the 5 lbs bag for 1.85...  I think their price is 7 cents per pound cheaper than SAMS or wallyworld.
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2006, 09:51:25 PM »
I priced sugar at Wal-Mart the other day and five 5 lb bags was cheaper than a 25 lb bag of the same brand....
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2006, 12:09:14 AM »
I'm sure the price of a 5 lb bag is less than a 25 lb bag but what was the price per pound.  If a 5 lb bag costs $ .99 and a 25 lb bag costs $4.99 the the 5 lb bag is cheaper per pound than the 25 lb bag.  :)
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2006, 12:33:15 AM »
We have in Finland often "kick in prices". But the difference between prices is so small that it is not worth to drive car here and there hunting lowest prices.  Time and gas is money too.

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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2006, 01:52:44 AM »
>When you get the sugar double check the price per pound. Last year it was cheaper for us to buy sugar at Sam's by the ten pound rather than twenty-five or fifty pound bags

>I priced sugar at Wal-Mart the other day and five 5 lb bags was cheaper than a 25 lb bag of the same brand....

Bigger isn’t always cheaper. At Costco here, two 25 lb sacks are usually a little less than a single 50 lb sack.

Since jelly making time is approaching, grocery stores this time of year sometimes have sugar on sale, too.

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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2006, 09:34:33 AM »
i agree with finsky....if you're going out of your way to save money on sugar you might very well be losing money on gas. dont forget to factor that in.

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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2006, 01:51:45 AM »
Most grocery and department plus stores have advertisements--read them and decide where to shop before you go--that way you don't waste time or gas.
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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2006, 03:13:28 AM »
True...  With gas prices and the fact we have to drive a ways for some of our shopping we try and keep it down to one trip a week.  We start at the far end and shop our way back, no doubling back allowed.  My wife has a steel trap mind when it comes to cost and manufacturer of items.  

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