Idaho Bee Inspection Program

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

All 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.

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

For bee swarms, visit the Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club website.

Contact Idaho Bee Inspection Program

Nick Deeds
Ag Program Specialist, Field Services
Division of Plant Industries
P.O. Box 790
Boise, Idaho  83701
Phone: (208) 332-8620
Fax: (208) 334-2283


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Idaho

Office Locaters

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