Steven Byers of Bee Healthy Honey Farms in Delray Beach tends his hives. Photo by Bruce Bennett

Steven Byers of Bee Healthy Honey Farms in Delray Beach tends his hives. Photo by Bruce Bennett

Ever wonder about beekeeping? It’s a growing interest for both commercial and backyard hobbyists as the importance of bees becomes a global concern. Florida, one of the leading honey-producing states in the U.S., is seeing a large growth in production – even as citrus greening hurts the apiarists.

Worm farming, known as vermiculture, also is growing. A new worm farm in Indiantown is run by a restaurateur who hopes to change the way restaurants deal with food and paper waste from their kitchens.

These farm stories, along with our favorite local product picks, a trip to a popular fruit stand in Florida City, and a talk with permaculture farmers, are in our Spring 2015 issue now hitting the stands.


Our magazine is free – pick up your copy of the Spring 2015 issue of Florida Food & Farm at Whole Foods markets and select Publix markets and retailers throughout South Florida.