Minnesota beekeepers who transport bees to other states may be required to have their colonies inspected. The MDA provides apiary inspections for a fee of $50.00 plus mileage costs. Do not submit your payment with your request for inspection as you will be billed after the inspection has been completed.
The MDA Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division uses an apiary inspector when conducting investigations of pesticides used in apiary operations. Call 651-201-6055 to report possible pesticide misuse or call 651-201-6292 for pesticide registration information.