How To Make Honey Straws For Fun And Profit

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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.

How to Make Honey Straws for Fun and Profit

By now, I’m sure you’ve enjoyed the liquid golden sweetness from one of these special treats. If not, you’re in for a surprise! The best part about them, outside of their amazing taste, is they are crazy east to make and take. Nothing like a grab-n-go snack that is good for you. 

Uses for Honey Straws

Honey has so many uses and wonderful benefits, I could write an entire book about it! I came close when I wrote Beekeeping for Beginners but only scratched the surface. 

Here are some ways you can use your DIY 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 know 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 antimicrobial 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 make the small investment of the heat sealer, it is worth its weight in gold.

Honey Straw Supplies

NOTE: You can use biodegradable straws for this project. 


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 filled with honey
  6. Insert the syringe into the straw and slowly fill til honey reaches 1/2″ from both ends 
  7. HOLD STRAW LEVEL- trust me, it runs out quickly if you tilt it
  8. Heat seal end of honey straw according to manufacturer’s 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.


Pricing Your DIY Honey 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
  • Fundraisers
  • Craft Shows
  • Consignment at your local stores
  • Or just take some pictures and email your contacts that you have them available.

In addition to the full honey straws, I cut the straws in half and sell them at coffee shops. They are the perfect size to serve with coffee or tea. 

Want more Money-making ideas? check out our article, Over 150 Ideas to Make Money Homesteading

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 the 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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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!

      • Jennifer on July 22, 2020 at 9:40 am

        Which impulse sealer do you use? I bought one off Amazon and it has stopped working as well as it had been. I replaced the element and it still is not working very well. When I make the straws, even though I try to avoid it, some of the honey squeezes out on the heat strip. I wipe it off immediately after sealing, but by then the honey has seeped into the Teflon strip. I am wondering if there is a particular brand of sealer that works better with wet items? I could leave an air bubble at both ends, but I don’t really like the look of the air bubbles. Any suggestions? Thank you!

  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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  7. Melissa on December 14, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Have you used the biodegradable straws, do they seal and hold up?

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  9. Mandy on October 16, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Any suggestions if we are trying to stay away from plastic?

    • Amber Bradshaw on October 17, 2019 at 10:04 am

      Yes, they now have plant-based biodegradable straws that are perfect for this! I’m not sure how long they last before starting to degrade but I recently got some to test out. I would say they should last at least a couple of months.

      • Amy on December 6, 2019 at 12:25 am

        Do the biodegradable straws seal? I struggle getting the plastic straws open and scissors aren’t always available so looking for an alternative. Thanks!!!

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