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Apiaries & Beekeeping

The Division offers a voluntary Apiary Registration Program and inspections of hives for first-year beekeepers and beekeepers experiencing problems.

The Division will assist the beekeeper with developing appropriate controls to prevent the infection of other hives if a parasite or disease is detected. Additionally, the Division will inspect honeybees and/or apiary equipment that are being moved to another state to certify their apparent freedom from infectious diseases, parasites and/or pests. There is no filing fee for Apiary registration, but the inspection fee is $5. To request an inspection, please contact the Division.

Please note that if a beekeeper is applying pesticides in or around the hive to control pests, parasites, or diseases, the beekeeper is required to obtain an annual permit from the Division of Pesticide Control.

bee apiary (hive)

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109