Plant Industry

The mission of the Plant Industry Division is to ensure seed and fertilizer and other soil additives offered for sale in North Carolina meet prescribed standards and are truthfully labeled, to protect the state's agriculture and natural environment from introduced plant pests, including insects, diseases, and noxious weeds, and to enhance and protect our state's endangered and threatened plants.

How to Sell Bees in North Carolina

Beekeepers looking to sell bees in the State of North Carolina are required to have a permit to sell bees. Information for beekeepers and bee suppliers on how to obtain a permit to sell bees can be found here.

NC Apiary Notifications

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works to assist NC Beekeepers by providing advance notice of aerial pesticide applications. Beekeepers may register their apiary location to receive this information. Notification will take place when aerial applications occur using pesticides that carry a warning label with toxicity to bees. These notifications will occur when applications are within one mile of a registered apiary. 

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