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Postby matt7215 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:12 pm

anyone got a good source for different varieties of honey in ontario?
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Postby Derek » Tue May 15, 2012 10:25 pm

Does Applewood sell honey? They make some great mead.

Could check out other mead makers:
http://www.winesofcanada.com/mead.html

I went local here in the Okanagan, and although it was pricey (about $50 a gallon IIRC), it was really good.
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Postby KwaiLo » Tue May 15, 2012 10:55 pm

matt, I talked to a lady that runs an apiary supply business in Cambridge, and she told me to go to the Cambidge farmer's market. There is always a guy there who can sell 5 gallon bucket quantity. I bought some honey from a guy who sells out of his house on Dundas, between the hospital and Concession. There is a honey for sale sign out front all the time. Tasty, don't know how it tastes after fermenting yet though, it has only been a month.
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Postby phirleh » Tue May 15, 2012 11:49 pm

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Postby Derek » Wed May 16, 2012 12:01 am

What variety are you looking for?

There was actually a bit of variety at Kelowna's farmers market at decent a price... the Galt market is probably a similar size, could also check Kitchener, Hamilton & London which are a bit bigger.

I was entranced by Applewoods buckwheat mead, but had trouble finding buckwheat out this way. My search lead to some great honey sampling though:
http://www.planetbee.com/products.honey.php
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Postby saints_gambit » Wed May 16, 2012 1:20 am

St. Lawrence Market North Building SaturdayMorning just to the left of the doors. Nice selection.
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Postby xocoatl » Wed May 16, 2012 3:59 pm

There is someone on the Southern Ontario Brewers list who has a contact for bulk honey purchases.

http://www.areyouansob.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=671
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Postby icemachine » Wed May 16, 2012 4:01 pm

I believe the OP was looking for specific varietal honey rather than the wildflower honey that's available in the SOB site.
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Postby phirleh » Wed May 16, 2012 8:10 pm

icemachine wrote:I believe the OP was looking for specific varietal honey rather than the wildflower honey that's available in the SOB site.

You should contact Dutchman's Gold in Carlisle, they have a few varieties of honey available the last time I checked, a little more pricier than what you would pay for off the SOB connection (there were about three different types if I'm not mistaken).
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Postby matt7215 » Thu May 17, 2012 9:17 am

thx for the tips guys, im just getting into mead making and wanted to find some local options for honey

im going to start with a bunch of 1 gallon batches and experiment with a few differnent types of honey
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Postby jcc » Thu May 17, 2012 9:52 am

Yeah, the honey I've been bringing in on the SOB forum is not any particular varietal, primarily a mix of wild and field flowers. However it is an excellent honey for mead at a very reasonable price ($81 for 14 kg). There is one more delivery coming before the summer on June 12 if you are interested. We'd have to figure a way to get it to you as delivery is to my place in Toronto.
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Postby matt7215 » Thu May 17, 2012 10:09 am

jcc wrote:Yeah, the honey I've been bringing in on the SOB forum is not any particular varietal, primarily a mix of wild and field flowers. However it is an excellent honey for mead at a very reasonable price ($81 for 14 kg). There is one more delivery coming before the summer on June 12 if you are interested. We'd have to figure a way to get it to you as delivery is to my place in Toronto.


14kg......how is it packaged?
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Postby jcc » Thu May 17, 2012 10:46 am

matt7215 wrote:14kg......how is it packaged?

Plastic pail. If my memory serves me correctly it is 2.5 gallons (might be off on that).

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