(1) All regulated articles, as listed under Fl. Admin. Code R. 5B-54.003, entering the state shall be accompanied by a current Certificate of Beekeeping Registration, FDACS-08177, revised 07/17, incorporated in Fl. Admin. Code R. 5B-54.014, or apiary inspection documentation issued by the state of origin, certifying that such regulated articles were inspected and found to meet department entry requirements. Each shipment shall be accompanied with the owner’s name, contact information, and the ultimate destination of the shipment. Any regulated article contained in shipments entering the state shall be subject to reinspection by an authorized representative to affirm freedom from regulated honey bee pests and unwanted races of honey bees.
    (2) All regulated articles leaving the state shall be accompanied by a current Certificate of Beekeeping Registration, FDACS-08177, revised 07/17, incorporated in Fl. Admin. Code R. 5B-54.014
    (3) Intrastate movement regulated articles listed under Fl. Admin. Code R. 5B-54.003, are prohibited movement within the state unless such regulated articles meet the requirements set forth in this chapter and are identified as specified in Fl. Admin. Code R. 5B-54.013, and accompanied by a current Certificate of Beekeeping Registration, FDACS-08177, revised 07/17, incorporated in Fl. Admin. Code R. 5B-54.014
    (4) Any honey bees and used beekeeping equipment, whether certified or not, may be detained for inspection by the department. If such bees or used beekeeping equipment are found to have been moved or transported into the state or within the state in violation of the rules of the department, or if found infested or infected with any regulated honey bee pests or unwanted races of honey bees, such honey bees or used beekeeping equipment shall be returned, destroyed, or treated by the department within 48 hours upon the order of the department. An Apiary Advisory Notice for Improper Movement of Regulated Articles, FDACS-08201, revised 07/17, is provided for this purpose and incorporated herein by reference. A copy may be otained online via http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-09150.
Rulemaking Authority Florida Statutes § 586.10(2). Law Implemented 586.025, 586.10(3), 586.045, 586.10(3), 586.11, 586.13(1) FS. History—New 11-22-88, Amended 11-4-92, 6-20-00, 3-27-18.