Beekeeping in Vermont

Apiary Registration

As required by Vermont Statute, Title 6, Chapter 172, § 3022 & 3023. A person who is the owner of any bees, apiary, colony, or hive in the State shall register with the Secretary in writing on a form provided by the Secretary...and shall pay a $10.00 annual registration fee for each apiary location.

Registration for Apiaries starts on July 1st of each year. Renewal period is open from June 1st through June 30th each year.

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Apiary Registration Form

Apiary Health Certificate

As required by Vermont Statute § 3028. Traffic in bees; inspection; certification. A person engaged in the rearing of bees for sale shall have his or her apiary inspected by the Secretary

VBA's Fred Putnam included this picture in an email sent to prospective buyers of his nucs. What a great idea! New beekeepers especially may not be aware of the importance of disease containment and how the Vermont Apiary Inspection program can help prevent the spread of disease. Please ask to see your provider's certificate before handing over your payment.

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