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02-27-2016, 12:15 PM
Laws pertaining to beekeeping in this state.

03-05-2017, 09:52 PM
4.1-16-02. Beekeeper's license - Application - Declaration.
1. Before a person may act as a beekeeper in this state, the person must be licensed by
the agriculture commissioner.
2. To obtain a beekeeper's license, a person must complete an application and submit it
to the commissioner.
3. The application must include:
a. The applicant's name, address, and telephone number;
b. The maximum number of colonies to be located in or placed in this state; and
c. The name, address, and telephone number of a resident agent who is authorized
to accept service of process.
4. As a condition of licensure, the applicant shall declare that:
a. An apiary will not be placed at a location without first obtaining the consent of the
property owner; and
b. An apiary will be relocated at the request of the agriculture commissioner if:
(1) The commissioner, after examining documentary evidence, has determined
that the health or welfare of an individual is endangered as a result of the
apiary's location;
(2) The individual referenced in paragraph 1 resides on land contiguous to that
on which the apiary has been placed;
(3) The commissioner has identified another acceptable location for placement
of the apiary; and
(4) There are no other contractual or other legal impediments to the relocation.

03-05-2017, 10:00 PM
Basically, you have to register. The law does not state that you must submit to inspections, but that you can request them. Probably a good idea if you're selling honey or bees.

You have to put an ID tag on your hives. If the state finds hives without tags they can confiscate and destroy them.

Your name and contact info will be published on a publicly available list of licence holders.

You can download the full text of the relevant laws here.

The above info is an excerpt.

03-05-2017, 10:07 PM
Fees for applying for license:

$5 license fee.
$0.15 per colony "prevention of disease fee"
$1 if you have ten or fewer hives or $0.10 per colony if you have more than ten "honey promotion" fee.