Ideas for Beautiful Honey Packaging

7 May

I won’t lie: Beautiful honey packaging matters more to me than it should.

“Why are we spending $80 on labels?” my husband asked. “We don’t even sell our honey!” And he’s right. Our 1040 reads a fat zero on the “Honey Income” line but, I might argue, if the IRS measured quality of life, mine would skyrocket every time I bottle a jar of honey. This weekend I harvested 2 gallons of honey from my Nob Hill hive, and the bottling process was pure pleasure.

My honey jars, inspired by the Chicago Honey Co-op

If you’re an aesthete like me, or if you aim to sell your honey, here are a few ideas for inspiration and sourcing.


Beeline honey jars

Beeline cylinder jars

Abella’s custom jars

Concept by Ah&Oh

Chicago Honey Co-op

Classic hexagon revisited

Honey trio by Bee Raw

Jar Sources

For interesting jars, consider alternative glass sources like candle jars or salve jars. Here are a few low-cost options to move beyond the plastic honey bear. Click an image to find the product page.

Tall French square

Candle bottle

Blue straight jar

Black lid straight jar

Unusual round jar

Tall cylinder jar

Find a few more ideas at:

Label Sources


4 Responses to “Ideas for Beautiful Honey Packaging”

  1. Brown's Downtown Bees May 8, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Heart your labels! I like that they are clear and you can see through to the clarity/ color of your Nob Hill honey. Yummmmmmmmmy

  2. Anna May 8, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Wonderful timing on your post. Thanks for the links and I love your jars.

    • Fred Stumpf August 4, 2012 at 7:07 am #

      Great Idea’s, right at our finger tips. Thankyou!

  3. Talking With Bees January 7, 2015 at 6:55 am #

    Love the jars on this page and agree that design is important.

    This is what my
    Wotton honey looks like.

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