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Virginia Set to Start Beehive Distribution

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced that the Beehive Distribution Program will begin accepting applications July 1, 2019. The Beehive Distribution Program provides free beehive equipment to Virginia residents. The program provides up to three beehive units directly to Virginia residents who are 18 years of age or older. Individuals who receive equipment will be registered as beekeepers with VDACS and are required to maintain the beehives in Virginia. The 2019 General Assembly approved $125,000 for the Beehive Distribution Program, and when funding for the program has been exhausted, VDACS will suspend accepting applications.