Apiary Registration and Inspection

General Information

The apiary inspection and registration program are designed to prevent the introduction or establishment of honey bee diseases, parasites or undesirable races of honey bees. Apiary inspection is the only way to accurately assess the health of the bee colony in Connecticut. Each person owning one or more hives of bees shall upon acquisition of such bees and annually thereafter, on or before the first day of October, make application to the State Entomologist for the registration of bees. The State Entomologist shall issue to such applicant a certificate of registration without a fee. Honey bee registrations are now done online at https://www.elicense.ct.gov/login.aspx.