objective of the
To assist in checking the spread of honey bee diseases,
to spread and exchange information on experiences, ideas and improved
methods of production and sale of queens, package bees and honey, to inform
the public of the importance and value of honey bees as pollinators of
plants and of honey as food for man and to elevate the business of
beekeeping to a place of eminence in the agricultural industry.
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services are provided by the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Consumer
Services (ADA&CS), Plant Industry Division, Plant Protection Section, Apiary
Services. Visit the
Services web site for details of the services provided,
regulations, and recommendations about beekeeping.
Click here for instructions for submitting honeyubees for lab test.
(Note, the URL on large wepages such as the state Apiary Unit change
frequently. If any of the links
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The Alabama State
honeybees and beekeeping is included in The code of Alabama 1965, Title 2
Chapter 14 (Honey Bees and Apiaries).
The strength of
the beekeeping industry in Alabama is in large part due to the historical
close cooperation between the ABA beekeepers and the Apiary Inspectors.
We encourage and expect all beekeepers to continue that cooperation by
following any regulations set forth by the Apiary Services as they endeavor
to identify, contain, and eradicate honey bee pests, mitigate beekeeping
industry problems, and train beekeepers to do so as well.
with your inspectors. Avail yourself of their services. You will
be a better beekeeper for it!