The South Carolina Mid-State Beekeepers Association

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SC Honey Labeling and Food Processing Guidelines

To learn about South Carolina Department of Agriculture's Honey Labeling regulations, download these Department of Agriculture documents:


How to Legally Sell Your Honey in South Carolina, Honey Labeling Requirements, and Honey Exemption Application


Honey House SCDA Food Processor Guidelines


Shared Honey House Permission Letter


Honey is typically sold by weight, rather than volume. It is heavier than water, the standard for fluid ounces. This is why one cup of water is considered both 8 fluid ounces and 8 ounces by weight. However, 8 fluid ounces of honey will actually weigh 12 ounces. A gallon of honey (128 fluid oz.) weighs approximately 12 lbs. In South Carolina you need to label your honey by weight not fluid ounces.