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.

 

The 2017 Honey Bee Grant program is now OPEN. Please see information listed below.

To Apply: Deadline - June 5, 2017

For Honey Bee Research Proposals

1. Review the 2017 Call for Research Proposals
2. Complete the Honey Bee Research Funding Request form.
3. Gather requested information.
4. Submit application and proposal to Samantha Brunner.

For Honey Bee Promotion and Outreach Proposals

1. Review the 2017 Call for Honey Promotion Proposals
2. Complete the Honey Bee Promotion Funding Request form.
3. Gather requested information.
4. Submit application and proposal to Samantha Brunner.

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 sbrunner@nd.gov