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Without a healthy honey bee population, successful fruit and vegetable production would be at risk. New Jersey's 20,000 bee colonies, valued at $350 per colony, represent a $7 million honey bee industry for the state and contribute to successful production of nearly $200 million worth of fruits and vegetables annually. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Division of Plant Industry protects the pollination needs of the fruit and vegetable industry by ensuring that the honey bee population, both native and migratory, is free of injurious honey bee pests and diseases. The Division requires control actions when contagious diseases and pests are detected.
Beekeeper Registration Form