North Dakota is the #1 honey producing state in the nation. In 2014 North Dakota bees produced over 42 million pounds of honey valued at over $84 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 Program (Honey Bees) Contacts

Samantha Brunner

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