Sen. Jack Latvala, R-St. Petersburg, enjoys a light moment during a Senate committee meeting at the Capitol. Photo Credit: Ana Goni-Lessan 11
A bill that would prohibit local governments from regulating beekeeping is buzzing through the Senate after cities dropped their opposition.
Beekeeping is a $13 million industry in Florida and beekeeping provides an estimated $20 million in increased production for fruits and vegetables that benefit from pollination. Some cities and counties, however, have banned beekeeping or restricted it to agricultural areas because of safety concerns.
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Tags: FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services