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Apiary Inspection Program:

Apiary Inspection services are provided by the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), Plant Industry Division, Plant Protection Section, Apiary Services.

A list of inspectors is provided below for your convenience. Their list of dealers with permit to sell bees in North Carolina is useful for people looking to purchase bees.

Visit the Apiary Services web site for details of the services provided, regulations, and recommendations about beekeeping.

The strength of the beekeeping industry in North Carolina is in large part due to the historical close cooperation between the NCSBA beekeepers and the Apiary Inspectors.  We encourage and expect all beekeepers to continue that cooperation by following any regulations set forth by the Apiary Services as they endeavor to identify, contain, and eradicate honey bee pests, mitigate beekeeping industry problems,  and train beekeepers to do so as well.

Get acquainted with your inspectors.  Avail yourself of their services.
You will be a better beekeeper for it!

List of Inspectors

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Region Name Address Contact*
Eastern NC Adolphus Leonard Falkland, NC 27827 (252) 830-0275
South Central NC Nancy Ruppert Star, NC  27356 (910) 690-9555
Wake, Johnston
& counties north
Will Hicks Roxboro, NC 27573 (919) 691-0022
North Central NC Don Hopkins,
Supervisor
Snow Camp, NC  27349 (919) 233-8214
Iredell and counties
north & south
Gregory Fariss Statesville, NC  28677 (336) 813-9810
Western NC Jack Hanel Asheville, NC  28805 (828) 298-2419

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