High Demand for Beehives

The Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Beehive Distribution Program provides beehive equipment directly to eligible beekeepers. Residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia who are 18 years of age or older at the time an application is submitted are eligible to receive up to three beehive units per year. Individuals who submit an application for a beehive unit through the Program will be registered as a beekeeper with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The Beehive Distribution Program experienced overwhelming interest from Virginia’s citizens this year, as more than 2,600 applications have been submitted since the opening of the application period on July 1, 2018. Additional information here.