I need to harvest from my stronger hive again, and I’ve already taken honey from them twice. They have yielded up over 40kg this season, and I’d say there’s another 20-something there now. My other hive lost it’s queen and I’m trying to get them back on track - imagine if I’d had both hives healthy!
I was wondering the same thing though…I’ve already sold some at my workplace, and I got to thinking that, hey, maybe this sort of thing is regulated! Well…health ACT has some info at http://www.health.act.gov.au/sites/default/files//Food%20Business%20-%20Registration%20Information%20Sheet.pdf …and there are some exemptions to regulation. Thing is…I can’t quite figure out if honey qualifies as a non-packaged food! This might be one I need to follow up, but if anybody has some solid information, I’d love to hear it.
I’m not too keen on paying $135 per annum for the privilege of selling a couple of hundred dollars worth of honey. I certainly won’t be doing it more than 5 times per year.
As for the act of setting up a stall in your front yard, which I think is more what you’re getting at…I’m unsure. I would have had no trouble selling 3x the honey I had available for my work colleagues though…without even painting a sign. I got rid of 18 kilos between my work colleagues and my wife’s. Gave away a bunch on top of that!