Plastic Honey Pots
Can plastic pots be used to store honey?
Our food safe plastic pots are ideal for storing honey. Unlike glass jars which are heavy and costly to ship, plastic pots are a cost effective way to transport your honey from the hive to the customer.
We know not everyone has the space for a full pallet of containers, this is why we are happy to sell smaller quantities to suit your needs.
Why is honey still sold in glass jars?
In most UK stores, honey is sold in glass jars. If you go over to Europe you’ll find that honey is usually sold in plastic pots. Both containers are fine for the honey. It is simply tradition and what the customer is used too that dictates the use of glass jars in the UK. But this is starting to change.
As costs increase we are finding more Apiarists are changing from glass to plastic because plastic doesn’t require as much storage space. The tapered pots nest inside each other so you can stack them neatly and safely. Buying the pots is also more cost effective as you are bringing in a box full of nested plastic pots opposed to a box of stacked glass jars. Instead of fitting 50 glass jars in a box you can fit 500 plastic pots making the carriage less expensive per pot.