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UF/IFAS Honey Judge Training now conducted by American Honey Show Training Council

May 10, 2024

Popular across the United States since the mid-1800s, honey shows have been a way for people who keep honey bees and who produce honey, beeswax, and other hive products to have their items evaluated in the court of industry and popular opinion. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Bees, Entomology, Honey, Honey Bee, Honey Judge, Honey Judging, Honey Show, Honeybee, Insects, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension
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Holiday Gift Guide: Spreading Joy While Supporting Indian River County Producers

December 8, 2023

If you're having difficulty deciding what to gift your friends and family this holiday season, we have you covered. We've curated a gift guide that not only offers great gifting ideas but also provides you with an opportunity to support local ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Relationships & Family, , Work & Life
Tags: Gifts, Gifts For The Holidays, Handmade, Honey, Indian River County Producers, Local Businesses, Local Producers, Locally Made Gifts
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August 19th was National Honey Bee Day

August 21, 2023

  Celebrating honey bees Honey bees deserve their day in the sun. After all, they work most daylight hours and their jobs never seem to end. They are working from the moment they chew their way out of the cell they developed in, until ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Bees, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Master Gardener Volunteers, PolliNATION, UF IFAS Extension
Bees on a hive frame

Are you a keeper?

February 14, 2023

By Amanda Johnson/ guest blogger Are you interested in learning about beekeeping and the important role that honey bees play in our ecosystem? Look no further! The Heartland Beekeepers Association is offering a Beginner Beekeeping Class for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Beekeeping, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, PolliNATION, Pollinator Plants
dripping honey being over-poured into a spoon from a plastic honey-bear bottle

Sweet Celebration: National Honeybee Day

September 7, 2022

National Honeybee Day 2022 Written by Hailey Peirce for Nickie Munroe August 20th, 2022, is National Honeybee Day.  Today we are focusing on all things honey.  We all know the delicious sweetness that honey brings to our taste buds.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Health Benefits Of Honey, Healthy Honey, Honey, Honey Popcorn Balls Recipe, Honey Recipes, Honey-mustard Salad Dressing Recipe

Selling Honey Under Florida’s “Home Sweet Home Act”: What’s all the Buzz?

August 25, 2022

Are you a Florida Beekeeper interested in selling your honey under Florida's cottage food exemption but uncertain of the rules and regulations?As of July 2021, Section 500.80, Florida Statutes, now referred to as the "Home Sweet Home Act," ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Beekeepers, Bottling Honey, Cottage Food Operations, Cottage Food Operator, Home Sweet Home Act, Honey, Honey Bee, Honey Processors, Jennifer Hagen, Selling Honey In Florida

Cottage Food Operations “Home Sweet Home Act” 2021 Update

August 25, 2022

In Florida, a person or entity can produce, package, sell, and store cottage food products in their primary home kitchen per Florida Statute 500.80. Cottage food operators do not require a license or permit, and these operations are not inspected ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cottage Food Operations, Cottage Food Operator, Florida Cottage Food, Florida Statute 500.80, Home Sweet Home Act, Honey, Jennifer Hagen

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