How To Make Honey Straws For Fun And Profit

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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 the 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 the syringe and completely fill with honey
  6. Insert syringe into the 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 fundraisers, 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! 




How To Make Honey Straws For Fun and Profit


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  2. elizabeth crook on February 22, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I have been making honey straws for few months and it’s been great. all of a sudden though my straws are not sealing write. Do you have any tips?

    • Amber Bradshaw on February 22, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      You may need to change your heating element. I know ours gave out and worked like a charm after I replaced the heating strip. My kit came with 2 extra strips.
      Another thing it may be are the types of straws you’re using or you don’t have the heat turned up high enough.
      I would start there and see if that helps.
      Let me know if any of those ideas help.
      Best of luck!

  3. Sassy on April 10, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Cam anything other than plastic straws be used? Due to them being horrible for the environment I no longer buy or use them in any way (have even invested in stainless steel straws for use at home. Research has shown plastic straws are one of the worst plastic items we humans use as they take far longer to decompose.

  4. Korlene on May 16, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Thank you for sharing!
    We’d love to give these honey straws a try.
    Do you purchase your straws online?
    Could you please share which straws work best for you?

  5. leatrice gulbransen on June 10, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Finally a way to make them ! Just wondering if you could seal one end of the all the straws, add the honey, then seal the other ends. Has anyone tried this ? Thanks !

    • Amber Bradshaw on June 10, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      Haha, yes- I’ve tried it and no it doesn’t work. It squirts all over and makes a huge mess. The only way it could work is if the syringe is smaller than the straw. But it would take forever because honey is so thick. Feel free to message me if you have any questions making these.

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