Don't know where to go with my questions. The IL Department of AG keeps hanging up on me.
I'm just a guy, I haven't incorporated my operation. 20 hives this year, with folks lining up for 20 more at last count for next year.
I can sell out all my honey (400 lbs) no problem.
Where would I go or who would I talk to about:
1. selling other people's honey
2. do I have to incorporate as a business?
3. get insurance?
4. if I buy other beek's honey, do I have to bottle it in a certified kitchen?
5. does the other beeks' honey count against the 500 gallon 'small producer' law?
I'm trying to get it together for next year and unload this year's crop but can't get any answers. In the People's Republic of Illinois, I don't want to step wrong and face the consequences.
I'm going above the tailgate laws, this I know.
It's interesting how all the propaganda is about RAISING honey bees but there isn't anything about SELLING honey on a larger scale.
Thanks for any help!