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Title: Apiary Certificate of Inspection
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Description: An apiary is a place where hives of honey bees are kept. Honey bee colonies or used equipment is inspected for diseases before interstate shipment. Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Subject: Apiaries
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:10:46 PM
Modification Date: 7/9/2019 3:19:29 PM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
625 N. Robert Street

St. Paul
Division Name: Plant Protection Division
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

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

Statutes: 17.445


Application for Apiary Inspection

The form is available at Licenses & Inspections Locator


$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.

There is a $25 fee per certificate.

Period of Issuance:

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

Length of Determination: 1 - 3 weeks
Other Info:
Activity: Bees
License Detail URL:

Apiary Program Information

Online Licensing and Payment Options

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

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