Title: Apiary Certificate of Inspection
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)
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: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
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: https://www.mda.state.mn.us/
625 N. Robert Street
Division Name: Plant Protection Division
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Honey bee colonies or used equipment is inspected for diseases
before interstate shipment.
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
License Detail URL:
Apiary Program Information
Online Licensing and Payment Options