Taking a class, like Beekeeping 101, locally is the BEST way to start when you want to learn how to become a beekeeper. YouTube and books are a great supplement, but not a substitution for learning the basics and geographical differences of what it takes to become a SUCCESSFUL beekeeper. Just like gardening, in Florida, beekeeping practices are very different from other parts of the country.
Can’t find a class locally, take our online version (coming soon)
Step 2 – Join a Local Bee Club
Step 3_ Get a Montor
According to Florida Statutes Ch 586, you can now become a beekeeper simply by registering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences – Apiary Division by using the following Beekeeper Compliance Agreement along with a nominal accompanying annual fee (download here).
Florida Administrative Code and Register