Homestead Hack: No-Mess Way To Measure Honey

by Texas Homesteader ~
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I needed a way to measure small amounts of honey each day without making a mess. I decided a vintage syrup dispenser fit the bill nicely. #TexasHomesteader

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Local Honey For Allergies

I’m consuming a couple of tablespoons of honey containing ragweed pollen daily to help combat my allergies.

But it takes so long using the honey dipper to drizzle 2 tablespoons worth of honey into my Homemade Yogurt each day.

And I was making such a mess trying to spoon it from the jar instead. So I tried pouring it gently from the jar.


Using Different Kinds Of Honey

My honey-measuring needs are many. I have several kinds in my kitchen that I often measure out for recipes & such:

Ragweed-Pollen Honey – There’s the honey we’ve intentionally harvested to contain ragweed pollen. I consume a couple of tablespoons of this honey daily to combat my allergies.

Raw Honey Harvest – And of course the main two kinds of raw honey that we harvest – light-colored spring clover honey and darker, richer wildflower honey. These are used for sweetening yogurt during the rest of the year, or anywhere else raw honey is desired.

‘Cooking’ Honey – This honey is no longer raw since I had to gently heat the honeycomb to extract this small bit.

I still put it to good use – RancherMan’s favorite Honey/Oatmeal Bread calls for 3 Tablespoons of honey. With my bread machine (even during summer months) I make a large 2-lb loaf about every other day.

 Less-Messy Measuring Solution

As you can see I use honey a lot. It seems I’m constantly measuring out tablespoons of one kind of honey or the other.

So I’ve been searching for ways to make measuring it easier. And especially with less mess! Then I thought “Hey, a syrup dispenser works for syrup, why not honey??”

I found several cute *Syrup Dispensers online. And they were very affordable too. But I really wanted to buy pre-loved for environmental reasons.

Searching For Vintage Syrup Dispensers

So I decided to stop into a local antique shop. Although not the style I’d initially searched for, I found a large, vintage log cabin syrup dispenser there. So cute and works great!

Cute Vintage Syrup Dispensers Make Pouring Honey Easier And With Less Mess. #TexasHomesteader

It’s being used for dispensing my daily dose of ragweed honey. I pour about 2 tablespoons worth of ragweed honey along with some chopped fruit into my Homemade Yogurt each morning to sweeten it. Now that’s some tasty medicine!


A syrup dispenser worked so well for my ragweed honey, why not get more for other kinds of honey as well?

Different Syrup Dispenser Styles

So I went looking for more syrup dispensers. And luck of all lucks I found two more pre-loved dispensers – one large and one small.

So the largest one holds my daily ragweed honey. The middle size holds my cooking honey. I’m still trying to decide which honey will go in the smaller one.

I needed a way to measure small amounts of honey each day without making a mess. I decided vintage syrup dispensers fit the bill nicely. #TexasHomesteader

Yea! Everything’s vintage, cute, authentic and inexpensive. Nothing newly manufactured had to be purchased.

So they appeal to my quality-conscious self, my economic self AND my crunchy side too!


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3 thoughts on “Homestead Hack: No-Mess Way To Measure Honey

  1. Julie

    I didn’t like cleaning measuring cups and spoons for recipes that include ingredients like honey, oil, peanut butter, etc., so I measured one last time but used my kitchen scale to weigh how much I used and noted on my recipe. Now I set the mixing bowl on the scale, tare it, and just add the needed weight of the ingredient. Zero clean up!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I tried it with a food-safe squeeze bottle and the honey just didn’t seem to come through fast enough for me. But maybe using a food-safe squeeze bottle with a larger hole would yield better results than what I experienced. ~TxH~


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