Rules on Selling Honey

If you sell your own honey then there are things you should know about hygiene, jar labels and so on. If you are essentially a hobbyist just selling ‘from the door’ then the rules are relatively relaxed but anything more and you must be aware of the need for cleanliness when extracting honey and the correct form of labels to use.


The rules and regulations around selling honey are not straightforward and in particular you should be aware of the 2015 Honey (England) Regulations (that can be found here).


Members of OBKA will be aware that Andy Pedly, a retired Environemtal Health Officer, gave a talk on ‘Food Safety Legislation and the Beekeeper’ on 07 Feb 2020. His talk is reported on in the March newsletter (available from the Newsletters section of the Members area) and there is a link to the slides from his talk on the Members Area Home Page.





The BBKA has recently (Jan 2020 when noticed) updated their ‘Beekeeping Legislation‘ page. There are now 2 references to selling honey; the same link to The Honey (England) Regulations 2015 and a new link to information on the labelling of honey on the BusinessCompanion website. The information on the website is also available as a downloadable .PDF which we attach, below, for your convenience.


Labelling of honey.pdf


Honey FAQ


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