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  • Swarm traps have been used in port areas and other areas to monitor and trap AHB. The pheromone lure attracts the swarm scout bees and encourages the swarm to move into the trap. The bees then can be easily contained, sampled, and destroyed. This reduces the number of feral swarms in an area and may decrease the chance of an undetected feral colony being disturbed and causing an attack.
  • 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!