- Feb 13, 2009
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So, 6 years further on from this post is the 1lb jar still the favourite or has the 12oz become more popular? I recently bought the 12oz hex jars in the Pattesons offer as before I became a Bee Keeper, i.e. last year, I preferred to buy honey in that size jar.What size jar sells best?
I realise that many beekeeepers sell the 12oz jar but was talking with a beekeeper yesterday who said that he does the 8oz jars for shops to sell as they go better?
Most markets will want to see copies of your documentation before they let you sell (not all though). Usally a hygiene rating from your local council or an acknowledgement that you registered with them to sell consumable items. Although honey is very low risk and some authorities are just happy that you register your intention to sell honey and won't insist on a visit (that's the majority as they are very understaffed) due to government cuts....Good old conservatives for you Best to check with yours.Do the certificates have an expiry date or is it a case of once it is done you never need to do another one?
Any oblong label will do fine on a hex Jar, I use 99 x 57mm ones. Secret is to keep product name etc on all within the first panel of the hexagon so people don't have to read round corners. Use a lazer printer, otherwise the ink runs in the first shower of rain.....as I found out to my cost in the early days.Also does anyone know of a label that will neatly bend around the hex without looking like a bodge?