License Minnesota

Apiary Certificate of Inspection

An apiary is a place where beehives of honey bees are kept. Honey bee colonies or used equipment is inspected for diseases before interstate shipment.

Agency contact information:

Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
625 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 201-6000 | (800) 967-2474 | (800) 627-3529 (TTY)
Plant Protection Division
Contact Info: Blane White
(651) 201-6578

Website:

Apiary Program Information

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) protects the public health and safety regarding food and agricultural products.

Statutes:

Minn. Stats. 17.445

Forms:

Application for Apiary Inspection - AG-03007

The form is available on the MN Dept. of Agriculture website, MDA Forms section at Application for Apiary Inspection.

Requirements:

Honey bee colonies or used equipment is inspected for diseases before interstate shipment.

Fee:

$50 per hour for the inspection, along with mileage reimbursement at current IRS rate. Includes driving time to and from the inspection location and time spent conducting the inspection.

Period of Issuance:

Variable, as requested. Inspection and certification must be requested by beekeeper.

Length of Determination Process:

1 - 3 weeks