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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Bees are Sweet!

Watch a news story on our beekeeping program via The Florida Channel.Florida Department of Corrections Bee Program

Inmate Lady Beekeepers

Watch a news story on our beekeeping program via The Florida Channel.Florida Department of Corrections Bee Program

Beekeeping ProgramsInstructor and two inmates examine comb frame

This program is sweet! Inmates learn about beekeeping thanks to a new inmate re-entry program in conjunction with the Florida Department of Agriculture.  As part of the program, inmates learn how to maintain a colony of honey bees and collect honey.  After completing the program and release from prison, the inmate has an immediate job prospect with a commercial beekeeper.

Programs are located at three facilities:

  • Jefferson Correctional Institution
  • Lancaster Correctional Institution
  • Lowell Reception Center
  • Big Pine Key Road Prison
  • RMC (Reception and Medical Center)