North Dakota is the No. 1 honey-producing state in the nation. In 2017 North Dakota bees produced over 33 million pounds of honey valued at over $65 million.

The Apiary Program licenses beekeepers and registers hive locations annually. Hives are inspected when requested by the beekeeper.  In these inspections we look for pests and diseases such as Varroa mites, American foulbrood, European foulbrood, chalk brood and small hive beetles.

Information for Beekeepers

Additional Information

North Dakota Bee Map


Apiary (Honey Bees) Contacts

Samantha Brunner

Plant Industries Division Director | State Apiary Inspector
North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 East Boulevard Ave, Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
(701) 328-4765