Can't charge for bee removal in Florida anymore(At least not without a license)

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  1. crackerbee

    crackerbee Member

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    Got this email the other day from U.S.F.Botanical Gardens:




    [FONT=&quot]Monday, July 30, 2012 - NEWS from[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control: Beekeepers cannot charge for removing bees. Bee management (live bee removal or relocation) for commerce (money) is only permitted by those with a PCO license. All previously stated (or unstated) exemptions made or implied by FDACS or DOACS which allowed beekeepers to perform live bee removal and/or relocation under “bee management†no longer are valid reasons for performing bee removals for hire without holding a PCO license. It has been agreed following a discussion between FDACS/DOACS directorates today that they are standing by this decision that charging for bee removals now constitutes pest control and will be enforced under the pest control law. This decision comes as a result, several months ago, of Jerry Hayes asking FDACS Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control to consider regulating live bee removal as an act of pest control.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]For more information please contact:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Michael J. Page, Chief[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]3125 Conner Blvd. Suite N, MS C-41[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]ph - 850.617.7988[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Fax - 850.617.7967[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Cell - 850.528.5316[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Michael.Page@freshfromflorida.com




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  2. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    The problem starts with accepting a definition that defines bees as pests. :club:
     
  3. crackerbee

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