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  1. #1
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    Default Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    Hello All -

    I am a backyard beekeeper and have been giving my honey away to family, friends and clients for years. I am growing my beeyard from 3-20 hives this year and plan on getting serious on selling it.

    What exactly is required from a legal standpoint for me to sell my honey on shelves in stores or in local restaurants? I have heard that the requirements are a bit more stringent if I am selling at stores versus farmers markets. I live in California and just set up an LLC for this operation.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    In beekeeping for dummies, it said there were no regulations for selling to restaurants and groceries. At bonefish where I work they pay 30$ for 12 pounds of pure honey. Not much profit unless your running 3000 hives, writing and deducting everything off and making your own equipment. I'm also an accountant during the day so this helps with writing a whole bunch of stuff off.

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    Check out the thread nine threads down from this one. If you sold direct to a consumer you could sell up to $35,000 worth under the basic "cottage license" as long as you process it in your kitchen under clean conditions with other stipulations. If you sell to stores which in turn sell to consumers, then you need to be inspected annually and so on. Last I checked they still didn't have a price on the permit yet.
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    I think BeeGhost is referring to this thread:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...ced-and-passed!
    Jeanette
    HiveTasks Software for beekeepers

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    Thanks Jeanette! I have to learn how to post a link to threads still!
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    @BeeGhost - I cheat with the links. I simply copy them from the internet browser navigation bar and paste into my posts. That works for me because the settings and options box 'Automatically parse links in text' is ticked on this site.

    Alternatively, you can manually identify a URL as a link just by putting special code (BBCode) either side like this:
    http://www.example.com

    Oh bother, the example automatically converted. OK, put URL in square brackets before the link and /URL in square brackets after the link.

    More information is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBCode
    Last edited by Jeanette; 01-06-2013 at 08:42 PM. Reason: added more info
    Jeanette
    HiveTasks Software for beekeepers

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    More info on BB Code is available at the bottom of the page here. Look under "Posting Permissions".

    Start with small steps and then gain confidence to try linking URLs and videos later on.
    LeeB
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    [QUOTE=Lburou;882811]More info on BB Code is available at the bottom of the page here. Look under "Posting Permissions". QUOTE]

    :head slap: Trust me to hunt the web for information when it is staring me in the face.
    Jeanette
    HiveTasks Software for beekeepers

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants


    Jeanette - you can used the BBCode tags
    [NOPARSE] xxxx [/NOPARSE] to demonstrate an example. You don't see them in the following, but they are there, and allow the URL tags to be visible .

    [URL]http://www.example.com[/URL]

    And it wasn't until I followed the link in Lburou's post that I realized this.

    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Requirements for selling honey in stores and restaurants

    Thanks Graham!
    Jeanette
    HiveTasks Software for beekeepers

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