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Welcome to the Honeybees Program!

Honeybees are a not native to the United States, and are classified as a livestock species. These helpful pollinators generate honey and wax that can be used for food and other products. This site will provide helpful information for those interested in beekeeping as well as established beekeepers. 

Beekeeping Resources

Beekeeping has been increasing in popularity. Whether you are interested in beekeeping, or just want to learn more, we are working to provide accessible resources. In general beekeeping is governed by the Oklahoma Apiary Act, which provides regulations as well as protection for beekeepers. Since bees are livestock, beekeepers can benefit from USDA farm support programs for registered hives. More detailed resources are available below.
Questions or comments? Contact Caroline Nelson, ODAFF Hemp, Apiary, & Restricted Use Pesticide Program Administrator, via email Caroline.Nelson@ag.ok.gov or phone (405) 522-5974.
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