as a 2nd year beek located in silicon valley, california, i find this a very interesting thread.
last year i didn't get much honey... this year it appears i may have excess / some to sell. as i've met local beeks i've always asked about the laws governing selling honey. to a person, they've all said (basically), "laws, we don't need no stinking laws. we just tell people we've got honey / put out a sign and they buy it."
seems like a nice gig, that is, until someone gets ill and blames the honey for the illness.
so i've gone to the national honey association and they've provided me with marketing / labeling guidelines... but no laws on the actual honey, itself.
and i've gone to my city, and they don't have any laws except the proper licensing of a business.
i've scoured our county websites and they've got nothing.
ditto the california ag site, though i'm not quite finished with that.
so do hobbyists pretty much just sell the stuff and hope nobody gets sick and sues?
i'll spend more time researching since i'm the guy responsible for my own stuff, but i'm curious how things are handled.