The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will begin accepting applications for the Beehive Distribution Program on July 1. The program provides free beehive equipment to Virginia residents. The 2019 General Assembly approved $125,000 for the program for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.
The program provides up to three beehive units to Virginia residents who are 18 or older. Individuals who receive equipment will be registered as beekeepers with VDACS and are required to maintain the beehives in Virginia. To learn more or submit an application, go to vdacs.virginia.gov and search for “Beehive Distribution Program.”