Register Your Hives

Honey bee hives and smoker

Photo: Leslie Newman

Please register your hives with the Washington State Department of Agriculture to take advantage of state tax exemptions. Link to the registration form: Apiary Registration form


  1. Matthew Liere says:

    The Apiary Registration form linked in the message is for 2013, not 2014. To my knowledge, there is no 2014 form available anywhere. Any ideas when it will be available?

    • Good question, I’ll ask. Here is WSDA’s update:
      The 2014 registration form should be available by the end of this week. We have had several employees out sick the last two weeks and we are running a little behind schedule. If you would like to use the 2013 form and replace the 13 with 14 that would be an acceptable form to submit. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.


      Jenny Miller
      Administrative Assistant
      Department of Agriculture
      Plant Protection Division
      Phone: 360-902-1901
      Fax: 360-902-2094

  2. The 2014 registration form has been updated and is now on WSDA’s website here:

  3. At West Sound Beekeepers in Kitsap I have urged our membership to register but virtually no one does. Here are our barriers: 1. a window to register that closes in April and printing out and 2. mailing in a paper form. These can be solved by not closing registration and putting up a web form that accepts credit cards or Paypal. If the state and WSBA are serious about tracking not just large commercial migratory beekeepers, but all beekeepers in state, this is how to do it.

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