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Author Topic: HOW MANY POUNDS PER GALLON? PRICE PER POUND?  (Read 12238 times)
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« on: August 22, 2006, 01:09:07 PM »

Hey everyone,
I had two quick questions.  I can't seem to find the info archived.  How much is approximately the pound equivalent of a gallon of honey?  Also how much per pound is everyone getting for their honey this season.  Just curious.  I've been selling mine this season for 5 dollars per 540 grams or just over a pound.  I can't remember how many pounds bottled I have been getting out of a one gallon bucket.  Its usually such a mess when I bottle that i haven't measured out ounces.  I have more honey to come off the hives and want to buy just enough jars.   Thanks steve
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2006, 02:07:54 PM »

I believe there are about 46 oz. weight per quart of honey.  I don't know if that includes the container or not.  I saw that weight just the other day on a quart of honey at a country store selling honey for a local beekeper.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2006, 04:10:35 PM »

" A pint's a pound the world around." Most liqueds are close to that.
  That gives around 8 pounds a gallon.
    Give or take an ounce.


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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006, 05:18:25 PM »

Hmmm, never weighed any honey but around here the locals sell a quart of honey as 3 pounds and a gallon as 12 pounds. I saw a 3 pound jar at Wal Marts the other night and it looked pretty darn close to being quart sized....
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006, 05:39:52 PM »

A pint is a pound doesn't apply to honey.  It is denser than water obviously, so it is about 3 pounds per quart or 1 1/2 pounds per pint.  I sell my honey for 4.00 a pound, 5.00 a pint, and 9.00 a quart.  I figure most people want a bargain, so the more they buy, the cheaper per pound.  However, I could get more judging from the reaction of people when they pay for it...
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2006, 06:22:39 PM »

Most people don't even blink at six bucks a pound.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006, 07:34:10 PM »

The pints a pound the world around is true for most liquids except honey.  In the case of honey a 12 ounce water container will hold 1 pound (16 ounces) of honey.  My daughter bought a 1 pound jar of raw honey during a vacation in Eastern Washington (Alfalfa country) for comparison purposes for $3.98.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006, 09:32:19 PM »

I've been getting 7 per pint, 12 per quart, and 20 for half gallons.  I've been told by a couple customers that I should raise the price
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006, 10:35:54 PM »

im getting $6.oo a pint and $3.50 for a 8 oz jelly jar, I dont sale quarts unless some are pre-ordered
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2006, 04:18:03 AM »

Thanks guys,
I just finished pouring the last three gallons into bottles...until I extract tomorrow...one gallon is twelve pounds according to my scale.  My jars hold 542 grams of honey minus the jar weight.  Now I need to guestimate how much honey is in my last two deeps... shocked                        
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2006, 12:30:39 PM »

I have 2 pound bottles I use. They say that each one holds 3 cups of honey.

At that weight and volume (after the proper geeky conversion factors), a gallon of honey translates to 10.66 pounds. That is significantly different from what you got from the scale, so I don't know what to tell you.

Here in utah at Jones Bee they sell for $2/pound in the 3# and higher bottles for most honey types. Pretty good deal that. However, the small hobbyist could definately sell for more.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2006, 08:48:35 PM »

Honey is 11.7 lbs per gallon
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2006, 02:46:42 PM »

is it possible to be so exact with the weight of honey since every crop is different?
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2006, 05:20:08 PM »

It's my understanding that the moisture content is what makes it so dense, not the honey type.  The higher the moisture percentage the less it weighs per gallon because it is no longer as dense as it was. Smiley

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