The following information regarding honey prices comes from the USDA National Honey Report, Bee Culture Magazine and the Ebert Honey Company.
Retail Honey Prices
Unit Honey Prices by Month â€“ Retail
Average retail price per pound across all reporting regions. Data from Bee Culture Magazine used by permission. Based upon average price across all reporting regions. Assumes various sizes sold at the same rate.
USDA-National Honey Report, as of October 26, 2017.
LOUISIANA was not listed this period; however MISSISSIPPI was:
Gullberry Light Amber $1.68
COLONY, HONEY PLANT AND MARKET CONDITIONS FOR AUGUST-OCTOBER IN LOUISIANA:
Pollen and nectar sources were from corn, soy bean and cotton crops. Weather conditions saw about normal temperatures and above normal rainfall. The majority of colonies were in generally good condition. Honey demand is high while supply is low.
Adjacent states such as Arkansas and Mississippi reported as follows:
Pollen and nectar sources received were from golden rod and cotton. Conditions of the colonies were good throughout the month.
Weather conditions saw higher than normal temperatures, with plenty of rain. Demand is high with supply low.
The fall honey crop finally got underway and most beekeepers report that the honey is of good quality but less in total volume as expected possibly weather related. Treatments of the hives and bees are being done at this time to get the bees ready for the cold weather coming soon. Prices are steady.
Ebert Honey Company – Producer and Distributor of Pure Iowa Honey
The bright yellow beeswax is available for $5.40 / lb. through our online store. For pricing on large quantities, call (641) 527-2639 or email EHoney@EbertHoney.com;
Range of prices found for filtered – course filtered pure beeswax in bulk quantities: $5.40 to $12.00/lb. for large sale volumes (one pound or greater).
Grades of beeswax may be pure white (fine filtered), bright yellow (filtered), industrial grade (course filtered; dull brown; some debris in wax), and unfiltered (dull brown and may have dead bees and debris in it).