The Tropical Beekeepers Association meets on the second Tuesday of each month at City Church in Homestead at 7pm.
The topic is: Honey & Cottage Food Regulations. How to sell your homemade foods.
The guest speaker is Matt Krug.
Matt Krug began with UF/IFAS in April 2017 as a State Specialized Extension Agent in Food Science. He holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Food Science from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.
Matt is housed at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) located near Immokalee, FL, and works mainly in the program areas of food safety, food processing, and food entrepreneurship. He helps teach many workshops around the state of Florida, including those related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Florida Cottage Food Law, and other government regulations and/or buyer requirements.
He also works directly with clients of the Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee and provides oversight to a food quality lab housed within the facility.
The beekeepers are a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and sharing the importance of honey bees and their critical importance in the natural world. Beekeepers of all levels are welcome to join their mission to raise awareness and conserve South Florida’s honey bee population.
Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned beekeeper, you’re welcome to attend the meetings, which are free for members and $10 donation for guests. Annual membership is $35 per household.
For more information visit the web site or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need beekeeping equipment? We have gloves, smokers, bee brushes and many more items available at the meeting.