Bureau of Plant & Apiary Inspection
Bureau Chief: Tyson Emery Tyson.Emery@freshfromflorida.com
P.O. Box 147100
Gainesville Florida 32614-7100
The Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection is responsible for protecting Florida’s agricultural industry and the public from the introduction and spread of serious plant and apiary pests. The bureau is composed of a plant inspection section and an apiary inspection section. The bureau enforces Florida statutes and departmental rules pertaining to the movement of plants, plant products, honey bees and beekeeping equipment. The bureau also conducts routine surveys for the early detection of plant and apiary pests. The bureau employs approximately 137 inspectors in offices throughout the State in order to achieve these goals.