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, https://www.fdacs.gov/Agriculture-Industry/Bees-Apiary/Beekeeper-Registration. The state bee inspector for Northeast Florida is Rob Horsburgh. He can be reached by phone at 352-258-1579 or by email at Robert Horsburgh@FreshFromFlorida.com. 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.