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Selling Honey in Each State

Honey is a unique food product, having been eaten by mankind in it's natural form since the dawn of mankind. Nevertheless, governments feel the need to control and regulate it! So, the pages below will assist you understanding the requirements and steps to sell honey that your hives produce regardless of the state you're in.


If you would like to extract, bottle and sell honey, most states have requirements for licensing, and annual inspection. A few states allow honey sales under their Cottage Food rules, which as less burdensome. Your state may require you to register your bees.

There may also be zoning requirements. It's even possible your homeowner's association has rules. See below for details for your state.

Links to State-Specific Honey Selling Information

Remember, the descriptions above are generic; you must check your state to find out the details that apply to your situation and location.