Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Educational materials including coloring books, activity sheets, lesson plans and other helpful information.
Plant and apiary industry informational videos, training videos and public service announcements.
The Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Museum of Entomology is ranked among the top 10 North American entomological collections. Its purpose is to build the best worldwide collection of terrestrial and aquatic arthropods in support of research, education and protecting Florida’s native and commercially grown plants and animals.
FDACS produces brochures, newsletters, scientific publications and other printed materials related to the plant industry. Most publications are available for download and printing as PDF files.
Can't figure out what the flower or plant in your yard is? Need help determining what kind of bug you found outside? Learn how to properly submit a plant or insect specimen to the Division of Plant Industry for identification.
To help educate the public about this invasive pest, FDACS runs periodic advertisements in local newspapers, billboards, bus benches and buses. If you have seen a giant African land snail, please report it. In addition, update articles are available for media outlets.
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. 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.
The movement of commercial shipments of firewood, unprocessed wood products and other regulated articles into the state is prohibited unless the shipper has entered into a signed compliance agreement with the state of origin under a master permit that has been issued to the state of origin by the Director. Locally produced or harvested firewood and unprocessed wood products are exempt from this rule provided they are not moved 50 miles from the distribution point.
The honey bee has many lookalikes. Use this quick guide to determine what is and what is not a honey bee.
Bees give us more than honey. Learn about all the great things that come from the hive, their health benefits and how they are used in our everyday lives.