The MDAR Apiary Program has been established to promote and sustain apiculture in the Commonwealth. The Program serves in the role of both an extension outreach education service as well as the regulatory authority for the enforcement of laws and regulations that pertain to honey beekeeping in the Commonwealth:

Laws: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXIX/Chapter128
Regulations: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/legal/regs/330-cmr-8-00.pdf pdf format of 330 CMR 8.00

Please complete this form to request that your apiary and colony(ies) of honey bees are registered with the state. After receipt of your request, a copy of the completed form with be mailed to you if requested it below. If you would like to request an inspection of your apiary and colony(ies), please visit the MDAR Apiary Program Inspection Request Form webpage: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/farm-products/apiary/mdar-apiary-inspection-request-form.html

Happy Beekeeping,
-The MDAR Apiary Program Team

Registration Form