How I Invented the Honey Stick Machine
Hello, My name is Wayne Flewelling, JR. and I am the inventor of the Honey Stick Machine.
My attraction to bees started in the 6th-grade science class. A local beekeeper brought in an observation hive and left it there for two weeks. I could not keep my eyes off of it. I was hooked on bees from that point forward.
I never was able to get my own while in school as we lived in town and my parents would not let me keep them. I graduated high school and joined the military. For the next 15 years, I dreamed of keeping bees but never got the chance to.
That all changed in 2003 when I bought 40 acres and an old farmhouse. I got 1 hive and it turned into 2 then 5 and I was overrun with honey. Even my relatives got sick of getting honey every time I came over.
So I started selling it on Saturdays at the local farmers market.
People love fresh and local honey and I was selling it like crazy. People kept asking for Honey Sticks and I had no idea what they were so I found some online and bought them.
They sold like crazy too. But then people kept asking if it was "my" honey in the sticks and I had to tell them no. That really bothered me so I started to make my own.
The first thing I tried was to make them with a syringe and an old sealer I had. If you have ever tried this you know how slow it is and what a mess it makes. I kept thinking there had to be a better way. And there were no machines on the market for me to buy.
So I invented one. I started to mess around with a way to make more than one at a time. I tried many different designs but finally came up with what you see today.
My first model used heat to make the honey thinner so it would flow better. But I didn't like to heat my honey.
So, I found a way to pressurize it so it would flow into the straws without heating it. And that my friends is what you see today.
Now you can make 9 sticks at a time using your own honey. Not only do you know what is in it but you also keep all the profits your self.
For about 3 cents each, you can put your own honey in your own straws. The best part is you can use them as samples when you sell your honey. And you know as well as I do that all it takes if for a person to taste your raw and natural honey and they will be buying a big jar to take home, and lots of those tasty honey sticks too.
Each pound of your honey will make about 70 honey sticks. That is a great profit margin to put more money in your pocket.