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Florida Beekeeping Requirements

In Florida, registration is required of honeybee colonies. The annual registration fees are as little as $10.00 to register up to five colonies of bees. All fees go to support a very excellent inspection program than is managed and staffed by highly experienced beekeepers.


You can start the registration process at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, The state bee inspector for Northeast Florida is Rob Horsburgh. He can be reached by phone at 352-258-1579 or by email at Rob is a long time beekeeper with a wealth of knowledge he is willing to share. He can help you through the entire registration and inspection process with a single phone call.

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