Information for Beekeepers
How to Register Your Beehive Locations with FDACS
Each beekeeper having honey bee colonies in Florida is required by law to register with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
FDACS registers and inspects honey bee colonies to certify them as:
Free or substantially free from honey bee pests of regulatory significance and
Free from unwanted types of honey bees.
View more information regarding how to register your hives with FDACS
How to Report Your Beehive Locations to Mosquito Control
Volusia County Mosquito Control keeps a record of beehive locations for reference when planning spray operations. Adulticide spraying is conducted after sunset and before sunrise when bees are in their hives to reduce risk of exposure. To report your beehive location, send your specific hive location and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also indicate if you would like to be added to our courtesy notification list to receive a call prior to spray operations.
Why Are Honeybees Important?
UF/IFAS Bee Expert Dr. Jamie Ellis describes why honey bees are important in this video:
Info Sheets from UF IFAS PIE: