View Full Version : Honey management questions

01-10-2015, 09:12 PM
So I have been, up to today, buying honey in one gallon buckets or one gallon jugs with big openings and several pounds in giant shrink wrap type bags. I just bought a 5 gallon pail and was hoping you good people could give me ideas how to handle it without making a huge mess.

Just the smaller containers are somewhat messy already. WhaT TIPS CAN YOU PROVIDE?



01-10-2015, 09:24 PM
I usually split a bucket into another. Makes it lighter and easier to pour.

01-11-2015, 05:20 AM
I keep a small pail in one hand and a large measure cup for a scoop in the other, holding the pail under the scoop all the time to catch the drips. Then use a spatula to recover the overflow.

01-11-2015, 07:26 AM
Get a bucket with a honey gate on it and then some 1 and 2 gallon food grade buckets with sealable lids and you are good to go. Brushymountain bees, dadant, any bee business would be able to sell you onw. WVMJ

Chevette Girl
01-11-2015, 01:10 PM
I use a sanitized and dried stainless steel ladle to get honey from my 30 lb buckets.

01-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Yeah, honey gate or a bucket lid with a pull out spout...

01-11-2015, 05:34 PM
Pour mine into a 2 gallon food container like this one here (http://www.cambro.com/uploadedImages/Content/General_Images/Photo_Gallery/Food_Storage/RoundContainersRFSPP8_HIRES(1).jpg?n=999), then fill a few quarts and use the rest for my mead supplies. Reminds me I gotta split some quarts off it today before I use it all...