How To Make Honey Straws For Fun And Profit

How To Make Honey Straws For Fun And Profit

 

How to Make Honey Straws for Fun and Profit

Honey Straws are an amazing treat that are perfect for the whole family! Easy to take anywhere, Honey Straws make them the perfect on-the-go snack.

Uses for Honey Straws

  • Sweet Treat
  • First Aid Kit- Burns
  • Help With Allergies
  • Pick-Me-Up
  • Sports, hiking
  • In emergency bags (BOB’s)
  • Eat like a pixie stick
  • Sweeten Drinks
  • Party favors
  • Income potential

Did you known not only does raw honey taste deliciously amazing but it is the only food that doesn’t spoil, is used to treat  burns, helps with allergies, and contains antibacterial and antimicrobal properties?

To learn more about natural allergy treatments click here to read my article Top 10 Natural Remedies For Allergies

How to Make Honey Straws for Fun and Profit

Now you may have watched a Youtube video or two about how to do this at home with a candle, a lighter and a pair of pliers, and it will work- eventually.
But it is messy, smelly, time-consuming and you will have a lot of waste of your precious raw honey.
I highly recommend you making the small investment of the heat sealer, it is worth it’s weight in gold.

Honey Straw Supplies

How to make honey straws for fun and profit

Honey Straw Directions

* Children should be supervised at all times if helping, use caution

  1. Pour desired amount of honey into a glass jar (I normally use 1/3 – 1/2 cup)
  2. Add natural flavoring if desired (for 1/3-1/2 cup of honey I use 20 drops of natural flavor)
  3. Add 1 drop of natural food coloring if desired
  4. Stir to mix
  5. Take syringe and completely fill with honey
  6. Insert syringe into straw and slowly fill til honey reaches 1/2″ from both ends * See above picture
  7. HOLD STRAW LEVEL- trust me, it runs out quick if you tilt it
  8. Heat seal end of honey straw according to manufactures directions, flip over and heat seal opposite end.
  9. Lightly squeeze honey straw to make sure you have a good seal on both ends and there are no leaks, if you notice leaks, repeat #8
  10. Enjoy! you can use for party favors, wedding gifts, holiday gifts, school treats, the possibilities are endless.

How to make honey straws for fun and profit

Pricing your straws and where to sell them

As I mentioned before, the possibilities are endless with the honey straws and they are in high demand right now.
I sold mine at the Farmers Markets and I sell them at a local store.
You can offer them to youth groups for fund raisers, craft shows, on consignment at your local stores, or just take some pictures and email your contacts that you have them available.

Check with your local laws about selling honey before you try to sell your honey straws

When pricing your straws, consider the quality of your product and what goes into making them.

If you are fortunate enough to have bees, you realize the labor that goes into making the honey, the cost of the all natural ingredients and your time in making them.

I do not negotiate or justify my prices when I set them; there are cheaper (and lesser quality) products available for them to buy from if cost is an issue. Never get into a bidding war with those that are buying bulk straws, from God knows where, and comparing them to your hand-made local honey straws.

I sell mine for $.75 each or (4) for $2.00 and I always run out. I may not sell as many as the bulk supplier but I keep myself busy.

These are so easy to make once you get the hang of it-Above all, have fun! 

 

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