We had a good weekend at the markets. Our honey sold well at the Fiskars Slow Food fair as there were very few other producers present. The event clashed with the European Beekeepers convention in Kiev, Ukraine so some of the big guys were absent. Mellangård was there but their honey is quite expensive: we were selling 450g at 6e whereas theirs is 9e for 500g but they use glass jars which I must admit do look very nice. They add flavourings to their honey which I find quite disgusting and unnecessary but that's up to them. The other local producers all had honey very similar in colour and texture to ours, which is what you would expect in a small area. The gardener at Brödtorp manor farm (an apple-growing farm) keeps bees and his honey looks very similar to ours (he was charging 12e per kilo). They are situated very close to us in Pohja: apples have been grown in that area since c.1400
R. didn't sell much honey on his stall at Inkoo Local Food Fair. He said there was one tent FULL of honey - so people were buying from there.
We are more than happy to have a few jars of honey still left over: I have a long list of people who want more and it would be nice to keep some for ourselves! It will be almost another year before we produce any more!
Next year I think we should put some of the honey into glass jars with pretty lids and sell it as gifts.