- Why Do We Keep Bees? [+]
- Types of Beekeepers
- What Do Beekeepers Do?
- Checking the Hives (Basic Tools) [+]
- Harvesting Honey
- Protecting the Hive [+]
- Record Keeping and Maintenance
- Gathering Information
Depending on the intended market, honey may be bottled directly into small containers for retail sale or into large drums for storage or export. In an effort to appeal to a wide range of consumers, honey is packaged in containers of many different sizes and styles. These include glass jars, plastic tubs and squeezable jugs.
Like most aspects of honey processing, bottling can involve automation in large operations, or manual labour such as a hand valve on a plastic pail in smaller operations.