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Apiary
West Virginia has a very active apiary industry! West Virginia State Code mandates that all beekeepers be registered with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. This service is free and forms are mailed to beekeepers in January of each year. Forms are maintained by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

 
West Virginia is one of the first states to establish best management practices for the apiary industry and has adopted labeling and Country of Origin Rules as well.
 
CODE/RULE
 
FORMS
Apiary Inspection Program Instructions

The WVDA apiary staff work hand in hand with beekeepers to assist them in keeping their hives disease free. Inspection services are provided for disease issues as as well as interstate movement of bees to other states for both sale and for purposes of crop pollination.
 
 

Apiary Staff

Wade Stiltner, State Apiarist
wstiltner@wvda.us
304-550-0589 (cell)

Rebecca Moretto, Apiary Specialist
rmoretto@wvda.us
304-257-8919 (cell)
 

 
 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East State Capitol, Room E-28, Charleston, WV, 25305-0170 P: (304) 558-3550 F: (304) 558-2203

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