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The beekeeper program includes the apiary program and the alfalfa leaf-cutting bee program. There are approximately 200 registered beekeepers in Montana, with 86 of those classified as commercial beekeepers.


Migratory beekeepers

Montana also has about 36 migratory beekeepers that travel to California, Oregon, Washington and other states to provide pollination services to almond, orange, apple and other crop producers in those states.


The Apiary website contains information on bee locations, health certificates, and fee requirements. While the alfalfa leaf-cutter website provides background and contact information on leaf-cutter bees.


See specific web pages (left) for more information.


What's New

  • Pollinator Protection Symposium- Free Training (3 CEU's Available)- September 17th

Hosted by MT Department of Agriculture at Montana Wild Education Center, Helena 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Craig Regelbrugge, Sr. Vice President, AmericanHort®


Register Online - Continuing Education and Training Courses

View Agenda or Register By Mail - Pollinator Protection Symposium Agenda

Contact Beth Eiring for details; 406-444-9066   eeiring@mt.gov




Cam Lay
Natural Resource Program Manager
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3790
E-mail: clay2@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9493


Published: September 22, 2011 4:42:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: August 3, 2015 9:47:42 AM MDT