The Honey Promotion Fund is governed by the Board of Directors of the North Dakota Beekeepers Association. The Board consists of 10 members that include a Director at Large, a President, a Vice President, a Secretary-Treasurer, and the six remaining members represent different geographic areas of the state. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture administers the fund.
The mission of the Honey Promotion Fund is “Market Development,” which is defined in state law as “research, promotion, and education programs toward better and more efficient production, marketing, and utilization of honey for resale.”
The Honey Promotion Fund is funded by a five-cent-per-colony assessment on all bee colonies that are required by law to be registered with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Assessments are refundable after receipt of a written request from a contributing beekeeper within 30 days of the remission of fees to the Commissioner of Agriculture.