Is there a difference between types of buckets?
Q: Is there a difference between the honey buckets Kelley’s sells and the buckets I can buy at the home improvement mega-store?
A: Yes, most likely. Those buckets are probably not food grade. You can buy a food grade bucket at other places however, like food service facilities. Restaurants, cafeterias, etc. may have plenty they’d like you to take away as well.
Because buckets are expensive to ship, you may want to purchase a bucket locally and drill your own hole to add a gate. Of course, we hope you’ll buy your gate from us!
Kelley’s CEO Jane Burgess prefers the 1 ¼” gate as you can install it closer to the bottom of the bucket. That’s less scraping honey out of the bucket when you hit near bottom.