# Honey Weight by Volume?

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• 05-18-2010, 05:15 AM
feltze
Honey Weight by Volume?
What is the general rule for estimating weight of honey for a quart or gallon? I noticed all sales are in pounds, and I am mentally stuck in volume as it handled in drums...

Thanks

Eric
• 05-18-2010, 06:59 AM
DRUR
Re: Honey Weight by Volume?
1 gal. of honey by volume=12lbs. of honey by weight [192oz.]
1 qt. of honey by volume=3lbs. of honey by weight [48oz.]
1 pt. of honey by volume=1.5lbs. of honey by weight [24oz.]
1 cup of honey by volume= .75lbs. of of honey by weight [12oz.]
• 05-18-2010, 07:33 AM
Beeslave
Re: Honey Weight by Volume?
Those are estimated weights by volume
A regular quart canning filled to the ring around the top below the lid is not a true 3lbs.
• 05-18-2010, 08:59 AM
Jim Koenig
Re: Honey Weight by Volume?
I have found my honey is pretty consistently 44 oz for a quart and 22 oz for a pint.
• 05-18-2010, 02:18 PM
feltze
Re: Honey Weight by Volume?
Thank You All,
• 05-18-2010, 03:11 PM
sqkcrk
Re: Honey Weight by Volume?
Depends on moisture content. It will vary. Especially noticable in large volume containers like 55 gallon drums.
• 05-18-2010, 04:06 PM
DRUR
Re: Honey Weight by Volume?
Quote:

Originally Posted by feltze
What is the general rule for estimating weight of honey for a quart or gallon?

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRUR
1 gal. of honey by volume=12lbs. of honey by weight [192oz.]
1 qt. of honey by volume=3lbs. of honey by weight [48oz.]
1 pt. of honey by volume=1.5lbs. of honey by weight [24oz.]
1 cup of honey by volume= .75lbs. of of honey by weight [12oz.]

Take note, this is only a 'general rule for estimating' weight of honey for a quart or gallon by volume. I seriously doubt that anyone actually weighs 1 cup honeybear to put the actual weight. A 1 cup honeybear by volume would be labeled as 12oz. of honey, regardless of whether it weighs 11, 12, or 13 oz. If this is different, I would appreciate to know the implications of varying actual weight of honey.
• 05-18-2010, 04:39 PM
DRUR
Re: Honey Weight by Volume?
I just extracted between 15 and 20 gals. of honey today. I bottled a couple [2] 8oz. honeybears and 1- 12oz. honeybear [by filling to the brim]. I weighed the bottles with the lids empty and then my full bottles. Each honey bear contained over 8oz and over 12 oz. of honey after deducting the weight of the containers. I used a scale designed to weigh precious metals so it is very accurate.

I then repeated the test with the 12 oz. honey bear [which is supposed to be 1 cup by volume]. Once I removed enough honey back down to where the indented lid area started, the honey weighed exactly 12oz. [after deducting the honeybear weight], or so close there was no noticable difference. I then filled a honey bear with water above the indented area, and poured the water into a 1 cup measuring. The 12 oz. honeybear filled above the indented area ran over a 1 cup measuring cup. I then refilled the 12oz. honey bear with water just to where the indented area began and again poured into a 1 cup measuring cup. It ran over by just the smallest bit.

So, I would say based upon the above experiment [with my honey extracted today], that an 8oz. or 12oz. honeybear filed to the indented lid area, but not beyond, contains 8oz. or 12oz. of honey respectively. When the containers are filled above the indented cap area to the top of the container, they weigh slightly over 8oz. or 12oz. of honey respectively.

Kindest Regards
Danny Unger