The National Honey Board reports that a pound of honey now costs $5.22, up from $3.78 in 2005.I remember picking up my first five-gallon, 60-pound bucket of wildflower honey from an apiary in 1994 or so for about $50. Same thing from the same apiary today: $240. Heather honey from Scotland, arguably the "champagne" of honeys for fermentation, used to be £5.00 a pound in bulk years ago, and oddly the prices in Europe have held steady by comparison with here.
01 June 2011
Where Have All the Meads and Honey Ales Gone?
Now THIS is an ingredient price spike: