6356Re: [beekeeping] Rules concerning honey sales to general public
- Dec 2, 2005In a message dated 12/2/2005 5:22:33 P.M. Central Standard Time, jesseallencameron@... writes:
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?Sammy Replies: Best advice I can give you is to contact your state USDA office or you county health office may be a good place to start. For the Laws concerning labeling you can view the Federal USDA laws at http://brownsapiaries.com/labels.html I have not had the time to edit them to those which pertains to the honey business only as of yet.Sammy
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