How to Become a Beekeeper in Cape Coral

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Want to Learn How to Become a Beekeeper in Florida?

Step 1 – Take a Class on the Basics of Beekeeping in Florida

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. like Gulf Coast Beekeepers

Step 3_ Get a Mentor or a Bee Buddy

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).

View Brochure on How to Become a Beekeeper in Florida

(make sure you click to page 2 using the arrows on the bottom right)


Laws and Regulations on How to Become a Beekeeper

Florida Statutes
Chapter: 586

Florida Administrative Code and Register
Chapter: 5B-54

See our Schedule of Beekeeping Classes Near Me in Cape Coral