Beekeeping Resources

Welcome to the Extension resources section of the UF HBREL website. Our efforts are varied, yet focused into three distinct areas: beekeeper extension, African bee extension, and general honey bee extension.

Whats that insect in my bee hive?

We have created a basic visual guide to some common insects you may see in and around your beehive. Check it out here!

Apiary Inspection

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides hive registration, inspection and more. Please use the links below for easy access to their services.

Cottage Food Law Information

Honey & Beekeeping Related Regulations

New! Apiary Rulemaking Draft and Sample Beekeeper Compliance Agreement via FDACS - click here to be linked to the site, look for Hot Topics!

2011 Florida statues on Honey Certification and Honey Bees

Florida Right to Farm Act now to include beekeeping - read more here.

Florida Division of Food Safety Standard of Identity - Honey

EDIS Documents

UF HBREL publishes documents under the UF/IFAS Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) on beekeeping and honey bee-related topics. Please see below for selected articles.

Featured Creatues

Founded in 1996, Featured Creatures provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms. The site is a cooperative venture of the University of Florida's Entomology and Nematology Department and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Plant Industry. Here are links to HBREL's contributions to the site:


Please visit HBREL's video page for links and downloadable "A Video Field Guide to Beekeeping" series by Dr. Jamie Ellis.


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