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Free beehive equipment available

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will accept applications from Tuesday, July 20 through Aug. 4 for its 2021 Beehive Distribution Program.

The program provides free equipment for assembling new beehives to Virginia residents. Qualified applicants are selected at random from all eligible applications received during the application period, a release said.

To learn more about the Beehive Distribution Program or submit an application beginning July 20, visit the Beehive Distribution Program website (

Details are also available from the VDACS Office of Plant Industry Services by calling 804-786-3515 or sending an email to

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