Florida Master Beekeeper Program Requirements

Master Beekeeper Program logoThe Master Beekeeper Program (MBP) is a five-year (minimum) beekeeper training and certification program provided by the University of Florida. One must already be a beekeeper to enter the program. This 22-page fact sheet was written by James Ellis, Jerry Hayes, Catherine Zettel Nalen, William H. Kern, Ray Zerba, Brad Burbaugh, and Jeanette Klopchin, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, October 2013.

Marketing Processed Agricultural Products in Florida: Steps to Take (FCS8941/FY1225)

Fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural commodities that are processed, bottled, or packaged for human consumption must be prepared in accordance with statutes enacted by the Florida Legislature and rules administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). This 6-page fact sheet helps producers understand the rules governing direct marketing in Florida. Written by Bradley J. Burbaugh, Elena Toro, Amarat H. Simonne, Keith R. Schneider, Renée M. Goodrich-Schneider, Allen F. Wysocki, Arthur A. Teixeira, and John T. Fruin, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2011.

FE828 Complying with Regulations to Sell Farm Fresh Eggs

FE828, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Brad Burbaugh, Elena Toro, Linda Landrum, George Harrison, John Fruin, and Allen Wysocki, provides an overview of the steps necessary to comply with Florida’s existing regulations for selling eggs which are overseen by FDACS. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, February 2010.