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New law frees keepers of bees from honey decree

Small producers are now exempt from permit requirements

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2013

~~<p>The state has made it easier for at-home honey producers to package and sell their product, enacting a law that exempts small operators from obtaining a Department of Health permit if they sell fewer than 500 gallons of honey per year.</p>
<p>Producers were previously required to bottle their honey in a department-approved kitchen if they sold more than 50 gallons per year.</p>
~~

The state has made it easier for at-home honey producers to package and sell their product, enacting a law that exempts small operators from obtaining a Department of Health permit if they sell fewer than 500 gallons of honey per year.

Producers were previously required to bottle their honey in a department-approved kitchen if they sold more than 50 gallons per year. Login for more...



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