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Honey Bee Program

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Kenneth Calcote


P.O. Box 5207
Mississippi State, MS 39762


Telephone: 662.325.8488
Fax: 662.325.8397

Under provisions of the Mississippi Bee Disease Act, the Bureau carries out a program to prevent the introduction and spread of infectious and contagious diseases of honey bees.

Bureau personnel inspect colonies for American Foulbrood Disease and other serious bee pests such as mites. Migratory beekeepers, queen breeders and producers of package-bees are required to have inspection certificates before they can ship bees and used beekeeping equipment.

List of Mississippi Beekeepers Certified to Sell and/or Ship Package Bees and Queens

Mississippi Honeybee Stewardship Program Brochure