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LA area raw unprocessed honey?

queenofspades Jan 20, 2010 11:02 AM

I'm looking for local suppliers for raw unheated honey in bulk. There's Honey Pacifica in Long Beach but they heat the honey and filter it. I'm looking for a local equivalent of Really Raw Honey.


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    Allmodcons Jan 22, 2010 02:22 AM

    Honey Pacifica sells both raw and filtered.

    1. tablefor1 Jan 20, 2010 08:43 AM

      my first thought was bill's bees.

      but for other options, whole foods and erewhon sell a lot of locally produced honey. contact one of these companies to see if you can buy in bulk directly from them.

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      1. re: tablefor1
        glutton Jan 20, 2010 07:45 PM

        I would suggest Bill's Bees. I get his stuff at the Santa Monica farmers market. He's usually got some of the big gallon (bigger?) containers of the honey with him or he could bring them for you. He's at multiple markets, but I know him from the Wednesday SM market.

        1. re: glutton
          a_and_w Jan 21, 2010 01:22 AM

          Count me among the fans of Bill's Bees. I, too, get his honey at the SM Farmer's Market. He's also there on Saturdays.

        2. re: tablefor1
          JudiAU Jan 21, 2010 06:32 AM

          We like Bill's Bees. Good stuff and a nice man.

          Plus, he almost got wiped out last year because of the frosts. Support him.

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          Burger Boy Jan 20, 2010 06:07 AM

          Farmer's markets. I think Hollywood and South Pasadena have a honey man. I bought some from these people 2 Christmases ago. http://bennetthoney.com/default.aspx

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          1. re: Burger Boy
            Das Ubergeek Jan 21, 2010 12:09 AM

            This. Most farmers' markets have local honey—and local in the true sense (the honey I buy comes from Garden Grove, less than 3 miles from me).

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              OCEllen Jan 21, 2010 04:30 AM

              http://backyardbees.net/ Nice ladies who do bee 'rescue' - met them when they removed a swarm from a tree in my yard here in Orange

              1. re: OCEllen
                Das Ubergeek Jan 21, 2010 03:16 PM

                Ah, I don't have bees in Anaheim, just wasps. And they build nests incessantly, and I end up having to get rid of them. Great idea though.

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                  OCEllen Jan 22, 2010 08:58 AM

                  Actually they were written up in the OC Weekly, link:


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                    Das Ubergeek Jan 22, 2010 12:43 PM

                    Boy, wouldn't you think I'd have known that?? (sheepish grin)

                    Thanks for the link.

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek
                      OCEllen Jan 22, 2010 02:30 PM

                      Ya, I would! ; )

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