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. :)