The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will accept applications for the 2023 Beehive Distribution Program, from Aug. 28 through Sept. 12. The program provides free equipment for assembling new beehives to Virginia residents. Qualified applicants are selected at random from qualifying applications received during the application period.
Individuals who are Virginia residents, and 18 years of age or older at the time an application is submitted, are eligible to receive beehive units, a release said. Entities such as businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies are not eligible to receive beehive units. Multiple individuals with the same mailing and/or physical address may apply to the program; however, distribution of beehive units will be limited to no more than three beehive units per household in the same fiscal year, July 1 to June 30, the release said.
Recipients of beehive units must assemble the equipment and occupy it with a colony of...
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