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 #11695  by Steve 1972
 11 Aug 2021, 19:15
Three/Four years ago I was paying roughly 12p a jar with lids from C.Wynne Jones..just got another batch delivered today and it is working out at 48p per jar and lids.. is is just C.Wynne or is everywhere else shooting the Prices up..
 #11698  by JoJo36
 11 Aug 2021, 19:38
If you want to buy around 2k of 1b jars bulk buy you can get them for around 19p inc lids:
Maybe organise a pallet with some other beekeepers and the price would be reduced or if you produce loads yourself, press that order button!! :)
 #11703  by NigelP
 12 Aug 2021, 10:15
Yes, you certainly need to buy in bulk to get any decent prices. Round jars are cheaper than Hexagonal ones and lids have doubled in price since Covid started. Many associations do this and sell them to you at cost price, but it takes organisation to get this up and running.
Just checked my last order of 10 boxes with 84 jars per box, 12oz hex and a box of 1200 lids worked out at around 29p per jar from Compaq in Leeds (includes 10% BBKA discount) and delivered to your door. And we have the VAT to come back from that.
Sometimes get special offers from various companies which are worth checking out if you hear of them.
 #11725  by Steve 1972
 14 Aug 2021, 10:26
I'm definitely going to have to Shop about next year because the price I payed is extortionate..
 #11740  by AdamD
 16 Aug 2021, 10:22
Also check Freeman and Harding for jars.

I tend to use 12 oz (350g) hex jars with a (black) dimple lid. If the honey is warmed to ensure it's clear and the lid is screwed down when warm, the dimple goes in as it cools so you can see if it's been tampered with.
 #11931  by MickBBKA
 08 Sep 2021, 22:32
I buy 1500 jars at a time to get a good price. I do have a 20ft storage unit for them though. ;)