Florida "Beekeeper Suit Protection Bill" Signing Ceremony on 8-16-2012

"Beekeeper Suit Protection Bill" SigningCeremony on 8-16-2012

Stacy Ferris, Photography for Governor Rick Scott

The State Preemption/Apiculture Bill 1197 a.k.a. "Beekeeper Protection Bill"  signing with Florida Governor Scott at his office, Tallahassee, FL.   This bill gives the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) exclusive authority to regulate beekeeping suits, apiaries and their locations.  FSBA representatives were invited to the governor's office to take part and witness the event.   View the Actual Statue 586.10 .

Beekeeper suits provide protection against bee stings.


 Place mouse on small images below to zoom magnify examine larger photos:image  image Left to Right (above) Tony Hogg, Rebecca Cowan Hogg, Samuel Hogg, Gary J. Ranker, Gov. Rick Scott, Melissa Councell, B Keith Councell, Elmore Hermanimage  imagePlace mouse on small images above to zoom magnify examine larger photos:

In attendance were Tony Hogg (Legislative Committee Co-Chair), Gary Ranker (FSBA President), past FSBA President Elmore Herman, Melissa and Keith Councell (FSBA Vice President), Becky Hogg, Sam Hogg, and of course Governor Rick Scott.

Florida Statute 586.10image