August 2019

NWA Beekeepers Meeting Minutes for August 12th, 2019

Attendance:  43

2019 dues can be paid to David Bercaw club treasurer.  They are $15 for single or $20 for a single.

Sherry Beeke brought the food 

Annual Honey Tasting Contest

Winner:  1st Linda, 2nd Caleb, 3rd  Brad

October 5th & 6th Arkansas Beekeepers Association.  Bentonville Double Tree Inn

Brad Keck open the meeting.

Topic:  Your Honey - Your Money

The economics of bee keeping.   I think I have at least $15,000 in bees and equipment.  

Market.  You have to see what is the price of local raw honey?

Wholesale price:  Mexico $1.83, $1.16, China $0.58.

Retail Pricing:  

What does WMT charge for honey?  

Ozark Natural Foods.  $23.99/pint  24oz.   WM Honey - Fayetteville, AR 72701

“Local” has no definition.  3-50 mile radius.

Brad’s Retail Price $14/ pint,      $.0.63/oz    uses a “Arkansas Honey” label 

National Honey Board  (22oz) $4.88

Overall price trend has been going down this year.

This year’s honey harvest was less than last year’s.

Fayetteville Farmers Coop is moving.

Q:   What do you do if your honey tastes bad?  A:   Give it to your family. :)