NWA Beekeepers Meeting Minutes for August 12th, 2019
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.
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. :)