Bee College Program 2009


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Bee College Program 2009

  1. 1. Bee College Program
  2. 2. Keeping Bees in Florida
  3. 3. Apiary Inspection <ul><li>We are the Government and We are Here to Help You…Really, we are. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research / Inspection
  5. 5. Regulated Articles 5B-54.005 <ul><li>Honey Bee – All forms of the insect Apis mellifera </li></ul><ul><li>Regulated Honey Bee Pests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Foulbrood Disease (AFB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tropilaelops clarea (5B-54.005) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Regulated Articles 5B-54.005 <ul><li>Honey Bee – All forms of the insect Apis mellifera </li></ul><ul><li>Regulated Honey Bee Pests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unwanted races of Honey Bees (5B-54.004) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used Beekeeping Equipment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any other article capable of transporting a regulated honey bee pest or unwanted race of honey bee. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Registration 5B-54.010 <ul><li>Each Beekeeper having honey bee colonies with the State of Florida must be registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application for Registration DACS-08176 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicant’s honey bees shall have been inspected…free of honey bee diseases and unwanted races of honey bees… </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Registration 5B-54.010 <ul><ul><li>Each application or renewal of registration must be accompanied by the proper registration fee: </li></ul></ul>Number of Colonies Fee Amount 1-5 $10 6-40 $20 41-200 $40 201-500 $70 501-2000 $100
  9. 9. Inspection Procedures 5B-54.011 <ul><li>Each Florida Apiary shall be inspected and a report issued… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Routine inspection…visual of not less than 5% of hives in the Apiary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apiaries having 10 hives or less, all hives shall be inspected. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of the hives may be inspected if appropriate. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Apiary Inspection Conditions 5B-54.012 <ul><li>Each Apiary site shall be maintained to allow reasonable access for Inspection. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonies must have movable frames. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Regulated Honey Bee Pests 5B-54.003 <ul><li>American Foulbrood </li></ul><ul><li>Tropilaelops clarea (mite) </li></ul><ul><li>Another honey bee pest determined to be a threat. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Unwanted Races of Honey Bee 5B-54.004 <ul><li>Apis mellifera scutellalta, African Honey Bee </li></ul><ul><li>Apis mellifera capensis, Cape Honey Bee </li></ul><ul><li>Any other unwanted race of honey bee determined to be a threat to the State. </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Africanized Honey Bees entered Florida
  14. 14. Deep Water Ports of Florida Florida has 14 deep water ports
  15. 15. <ul><li>Cone style trap is made from recycled wood pulp </li></ul><ul><li>Lures used to attract bees into swarm traps or hives </li></ul>Swarm trap Swarm lure
  16. 16. Consumer Service Nuisance Insect Complaint <ul><li>Recommendation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any Bees not associated with a Registered Florida Beekeeper participating in Best Management Practices, should be considered for eradication. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Destruction or Treatment of Infested or Infected Hives 5B-54.0175 <ul><li>Equipment from colonies infected with AFB 5B-54.017 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Foulbrood. All hives found infected or infested with American Foulbrood shall be destroyed by burning or… </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Irradiation of Beekeeping Equipment 5B-54.0175 <ul><li>Equipment from colonies infested with AFB may be irradiated under the following conditions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All honey bees, honey, and visible signs of AFB must be removed and destroyed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under the direct supervision of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Equipment shall be treated in a manner approved. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Compensation 5B-54.018 <ul><li>Florida resident owners of colonies destroyed due to infection with AFB will be compensated if funds are available not to exceed $30.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Owners shall not be awarded compensation for depopulation due to the presence of honey bee pests or unwanted races of honey bees. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Special Inspection and Certificate Fees <ul><li>Special Honey Bee Colony Inspection or Certificates </li></ul>$25 per Colony/ Certificate plus mileage <ul><li>Tracheal mite sampling </li></ul>$10 per sample plus mileage <ul><li>Honey sampling </li></ul>$10 per sample plus mileage
  21. 21. Movement of Regulated Articles 5B-54.006 <ul><li>International Movement. Prohibited entry unless authorized by Division Director. </li></ul><ul><li>Interstate Movement. Prohibited unless having certificate stating articles were inspected and found to meet Department entry requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Intrastate Movement. Prohibited unless having a Florida Certificate of Inspection. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Identification of Ownership of Honey bee Hives 5B-54.013 <ul><li>Each beekeeper registered will be issued a permanent registration number. </li></ul><ul><li>Each beekeeper must have his/her registration number permanently brand or adhere on the upper left hand corner of the hive bodies in letters at least ½ inch in height. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Procedures for abandoned apiaries 5B-54.019 <ul><li>Any Apiary found without proper identification or registration is considered abandoned after which the following will apply. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An inventory of Apiary will be conducted. Local Law Enforcement and the Landowners will be informed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During the next 90 days an effort to locate the owner will be made. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Hours On Education <ul><li>International Florida National </li></ul><ul><li>1198 Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Last Year </li></ul>
  25. 25. THANK YOU!