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Local Honey in Pittsburgh?

doudou May 2, 2010 12:07 AM

I was wondering if anyone can point me to a local honey supplier? I've visited local farmer's market in the past, no luck.


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  1. mcsheridan RE: doudou May 2, 2010 04:17 AM

    This may start you off...

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      doudou RE: mcsheridan May 5, 2010 08:52 AM

      Thanks, they were my second option since their honey is out of stock. Someone mentioned a guy in Polish Hill selling honey, but I just can't get in touch with him.

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      CrazyOne RE: doudou May 5, 2010 12:26 PM

      Maple Valley Farms is a local honey supplier. Some stores carry it (Soergel Orchard in Wexford, for example). Not sure where they're located or if you can buy direct.

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        skoledin RE: doudou May 5, 2010 12:43 PM

        How much are you looking for? Are you just looking for a jar or two, or thinking something more like 20lbs+?

        There are quite a few bee-keepers around, I've never found it hard to find honey, although it's more scarce in winter/early-spring. I doubt there's any fresh spring honey yet, it'll be a little bit longer for that, but folks should still have a little left from last summer/fall.

        I've always found at least one bee keeper at the Monday East Liberty market, I'm surprised you haven't run into anyone.

        Perhaps someone from Burgh Bees (http://www.burghbees.com/) can point you to something closer to your specific location.

        Another possibility for smallish quantities would be the East End Food Co-op, but I can't say for sure what they carry. You can always just call them up and ask.

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          MrKotter RE: skoledin May 11, 2010 01:55 PM

          Sunstream Apiaries, Mars PA 724-772-0985. I have a local wildflower honey from them right now, and it is really nice

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            doudou RE: MrKotter May 13, 2010 06:48 PM

            Great tips,


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          addiegirl RE: doudou Jun 24, 2010 06:50 AM

          Just wanted to add that there is definitely a guy selling local honey at the farmer's market in East Liberty on Mondays. Unfortunately, I can't remember his name, but he has a good variety and the honey is great.

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            Rick RE: doudou Apr 1, 2013 12:29 PM

            Wanted to stir up a new thread and see if anyone has any new recs? I'm looking for small quantities (1-2 pounds at a time) of raw honey. Whole Foods has their store brand for $8/lb along with a few other brands.

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