6355Re: [beekeeping] Rules concerning honey sales to general public
- Dec 2, 2005Laws and enforcement of them, vary from state to state
and county to county. I'm not a lawyer, and this is
not legal advice.
By my experience, if you sell to friends, family, and
neighbors, nobody cares. You are a small-time
operator. I know beekeepers who have sold from their
small-time operating to the public without any
trouble. It isn't like the Mexicans here who go
door-to-door selling cheese they made in their
bathtub. People get sick from that.
Keep it clean, label your honey, charge a fair price,
don't act like a dope. You won't have problems.
--- jesse cameron <jesseallencameron@...> wrote:
> I have heard differing stories as to the rules__________________________________________
> associated with selling honey to the general public
> as a beekeeper versus a honey packer. Some have
> said you need a packaging license just to bottle a
> jar of honey and sell it to your family or neighbor.
> Others have said no. I live in Tempe Arizona and
> keep bees in the Phoenix area. Generally I sell my
> honey wholesale to a friend who is also a honey
> packer who has told me that I really don't need a
> special license to sell honey to my friends and
> neighbors. I have searched on google but can't seem
> to find any literature about how to even get a honey
> packaging license. Personally I don't like store
> bought honey as compared to honey out of my hives
> (or family and friends hives for that matter)
> straight. At best all it needs is a paint filter
> straining to get out the wax and bee parts for looks
> and then off it goes. What do you all think?
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