As a regulatory agency of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Division of Plant Industry works to detect, intercept and control plant and honey bee pests that threaten Florida’s native and commercially grown plants and agricultural resources.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Plant Industry
1911 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32608
(352) 395-4610 Fax
(352) 395-4600 (Helpline Number, Outside of the U.S.)
Apiary Rulemaking Draft and Sample Beekeeper Compliance Agreement
- Apiary Rulemaking Draft [ ]
- Sample Beekeeper Compliance Agreement [ ] - Best management requirements for maintaining European honeybee colonies.
- April 5, 2013 Workshop Summary [ ]
You Can Help Protect Florida Agriculture
Don't Move Firewood! - Firewood may contain insect pests and plant diseases that could easily spread to other locations. The best way to protect your forest is to use firewood from the area where you plan to burn it.
Declare Agricultural Items - Don't Pack a Pest - Unsuspected travelers bring in plants, animals, animal products, food and other agricultural items that can contain harmful pests and diseases. When you travel... declare agricultural items and don't pack a pest.
Save the Guac! - Learn more about the insect and disease threatening avocados, and what you can do to help! Laurel wilt disease, caused by a fungus transmitted by the invasive redbay ambrosia beetle, kills avocado and other trees in the laurel family. These insects can enter Florida on infested firewood and host trees from unregistered nurseries.