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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 586
HONEY CERTIFICATION AND HONEYBEES
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F.S. 586.045
586.045 Certificates of registration and inspection.
(1) Each beekeeper having honeybee colonies within the state shall apply to the department, on forms supplied by the department, for certificates of inspection and registration, and for annual renewal on the anniversary date of the registration. An application for renewal postmarked after the anniversary date shall be accompanied by a $10 late filing fee.
(2) Each application shall be accompanied by a registration fee as set by department rule, based on the cost of the honeybee inspection program.
(3) Neither the registration fee nor the annual renewal fee shall exceed $100. The department may exempt from the payment of a registration fee those governmental agencies having honeybee colonies for experimental or educational purposes.
(4) The department shall provide to each person subject to this section written notice and renewal forms 60 days prior to the annual renewal date informing the person of the certificate of registration renewal date and the application fee.
(5) Upon application prior to the renewal date, the department may, for good cause, such as natural disasters, hardship cases, or unusual circumstances, supported by written documentation, extend the renewal date without penalty for up to 90 days.
(6) The certificate of registration shall be renewed if the registrant has complied with the provisions of this chapter, including the payment of the applicable fee, and the rules of the department.
History.s. 2, ch. 89-56; s. 8, ch. 92-147; s. 69, ch. 93-169; s. 10, ch. 95-317.