For all that have asked about registration . . .
Please print the application, sign, date, and return it back to the address highlighted in yellow along with your check in the amount of $10.00, payable to FDACS (please put for bee registration in the notes section of your check).

Once it is received in the Gainesville office, a registration number will be assigned and you should receive your new beekeeper’s packet within two weeks. Certificates are processed ever Friday and mailed the following week.

If you have any questions, or if we may be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions you may contact me at (352) 372-3505 or you may e-mail me directly at .

We are providing you with a couple of websites that should be of use to you concerning Florida’s laws regarding beekeeping and registration. The Division’s website is and the University of Florida’s website is . We are sure you will find them a wealth of information.

We are now in a unique situation. Code enforcement is looking for unregistered beekeepers to fine.
We wish you the best!