Bees (Apiary) Inspection

Honey Bees

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

All Beekeepers 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. Here is a fillable, printable registration form.

Permits are required to bring bees into Idaho from other states (See "Forms, Reports and Publications" at left).

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