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Beekeeping Today Podcast

Aug 31, 2020

SarahIn today’s episode we talk with Sarah Weiner, the Executive Director of the Good Food Awards Foundation and Mark Carlson, the Committee Co-Chair of the Honey Category. Sarah brings a global perspective to her position having worked with Slow Foods International in Italy and the US, produced the Organic Food Festival in the UK, and has co-founded seedling projects. In his spare time, Mark is a California State Beekeepers Association Master Beekeeper and a Chemist at Micro-Tracers, Inc.

They both sat down with us recently to talk about the Good Food Awards Foundation and what it takes to gain recognition as one Markof the best honeys in the contest. You can enter honey in the liquid or naturally crystalized category, comb, or creamed categories.  Good Food Awards divides the USA into five regions with winners from each region, recognizing the wide variety of honey across the US.

Find out what you need to know and how to become one of the Best Honey Ever winners with us this time. You’ll be glad you came along for the sweetest, best tasting podcast you’ve ever heard.

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Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong", Musicalman, "Epilogue"