I have a Lic commercial kitchen that I do all my extraction and bottling in. We also have a cottage food law that you can process (Michigan calls removing honey from the comb a processed food) and sell in stores but special labeling is required saying your not inspected by the state. We can also sell comb honey without a Lic. because its not considered processed. All of this is state specific so you need to talk to someone there. I would also advise to talk to a FEW beekeepers that are already operating a commercial kitchen. The reason I say this is because when I got started I looked up the requirements on the Mi. beekeepers Assoc. and it was completely wrong. Someone simply copied the commercial kitchen requirements to there site. They were what you would need if you have a restaurant. Here in Michigan a complete kitchen is not required. A restricted kitchen is all that is needed because almost everything is wash in place. If I followed the assoc site I would have had a 3 bowl sink, handwash sink and a mop bucket sink. All I needed was one sink.
This is the same as the state of Maine.
BEE HAPPY Jim 134