Honey Bees - Carl Dennis, Auburn University, Bugwood.org Bees (Apiary) Inspection

The Idaho Bee Inspection Program was designed to minimize the presence and spread of bee pests and bee diseases within the state.

Bee Hives - ISDAAll Commercial Beekeepers with more than 50 colonies are required to register their bees with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture and pay a registration fee as well as a honey advertising tax on each colony of bees.

Registration for Hobbyist Beekeepers with less than 50 colonies is highly recommended to help safeguard and promote Idaho’s Apiary industry.

Beekeeper Registration Form (pdf)

Permits are also required to bring bees into Idaho from other states.

Permit to Move Bees into Idaho (pdf)

For bee swarms, visit the Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club website at www.idabees.org