Memphis Area Beekeepers Association

--Updates-- Newsletter published as a page view

Hello All I apologize for the newsletter not being uploaded there is a problem with the webhost software it seems.  Hope they figure it out soon.  The Workaround is to publish the newsletter as a page visit the Newsletter pager and it is viewed as a page.  Hoping the matter is resolved soon.

The State Apiarist, Mike Studer, is presenting at the April Meeting.  If you would like him to inspect your bees send him an email at:

April 8, 2015

The FDA is seeking comments. . .The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a proposed rule to amend and update its regulation on registration of food facilities.

The proposed rule would provide for improvements to the food facility registration system, and would also implement certain provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which adds new provisions to the requirements for food facility registration. 

Under the current regulation, food facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the United States must register with FDA. Notably, establishments that are “retail food establishments,” farms, restaurants, and certain other entities are exempt from the requirement to register. The proposed rule would amend the definition of a retail food establishment in a way that would expand the number of establishments that are considered retail food establishments, and that are therefore not required to register.

A retail food establishment is currently defined as an establishment that sells food products directly to consumers as its primary function.

The agency seeks comment on this issue, among others, in the proposed rule.

The FDA is accepting public comments beginning on April 9, 2015. To electronically submit comments to the docket, visit    

and type FDA-2002-N-0323 in the search box.
To submit comments to the docket by mail, use the following address. Be sure to include docket number FDA-2002-N-0323 on each page of your written comments.

Division of Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

See you at the regular meeting on Monday, April 13th at 7pm. 

  • It's not to late to join our Association the fee is $12.00

Welcome to the homepage of the Memphis Area Beekeepers Association.  We are a club of professionals and amateurs interested in beekeeping in and around the Mid South.  We are a diverse group, the one thing we have in common is that we are interested in bees and beekeeping.  Some of us have many hives and others have none.  We all love honey and Honeybees. 

We meet every second Monday of the month at 7:00pm, at the Agri-Center,
7777 Walnut Grove Road around back in "Concourse C." Should you decide to come, remember "Concourse C" and look for the Banquet Room on the left. 

We provide:

-Educational programs for groups in the area. 

--Help in removing honeybees that invade the spaces of people.  If you have honeybees on your property and would like them removed, click on the Honeybee Removal List below to see a list of people willing to help.


Our Address:  Memphis Area Beekeepers Association   

                      P.O. Box 38028                                          

                      Germantown, TN 38183

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