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MSBA has been contacted by Peachtree Commodities concerning discounted sugar for sale. This deal would be for members only. Here are the specs provided to us by a very helpful member:

- the minimum purchase is 1 pallet
 - a pallet contains 40 bags @ 55# per bag, total weight = 2,200# per pallet.
 - cost per pallet  is $550 + shipping ( 2,200# x .25$/# = $550) 
 - they can arrange shipping at an additional charge that would need to be quoted at purchase time.
 - I gave her zip code 29072, she'll get back to me on probable shipping $ per pallet.
 - the Charleston beekeepers avoid the shipping and mostly pick up the bags themselves.
 - the sugar is from South America, she says its organic and originally destined for human consumption
 - when a customer refuses a pallet due to damage, they take the damaged bags and build a pallet of them, then wrap the pallet, so the bags will have some damage that causes the original customer to refuse delivery.

If we have to have sugar shipped:
Assuming shipping is $200 for 1 pallet, the total cost would be (2200*.25)=$550+$200shipping=$750, which translates to .34/pound.  Word from fellow beekeepers is that anything near .40/# is a good deal, so maybe this could work out for the club.  
We don't know what effect more than 1 pallet would have on shipping cost.  If we have enough interest we could find that out.

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