Apiary Inspection plays a vital role in Florida Agriculture as inspectors work to prevent the introduction and establishment of honey bee pests and diseases. A healthy and secure Florida honey bee industry is valuable to all.
Florida Apiary Inspectors certify movement of honey bee colonies throughout the state and the nation. These colonies are monitored for diseases, honey bee pests and unwanted bee species.
Registration and Inspections
The department has the most comprehensive state program (e.g., number of inspectors and traps) to prevent the accidental introduction of the unwanted Africanized honey bee. Beekeepers should be registered with FDACS and contact their local apiary inspector for more information.
Mosquito Spray Notifications
Hillsborough County Mosquito Management Services offers a notification service via email prior to most nighttime applications of adulticides.