Apiary Inspection services are provided by the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), Plant Industry Division, Plant Protection Section, Apiary Services.
The strength of the beekeeping industry in North Carolina is in large part due to the historical close cooperation between the NCSBA beekeepers and the Apiary Inspectors. We encourage and expect all beekeepers to continue that cooperation by following any regulations set forth by the Apiary Services as they endeavor to identify, contain and eradicate honey bee pests, mitigate beekeeping industry problems and train beekeepers to do so as well.
Visit the Apiary Services page for details of the services provided, regulations and recommendations about beekeeping along with a list of dealers permitted to sell in and ship bees to North Carolina.
Get acquainted with your inspectors. Avail yourself of their services.
You will be a better beekeeper for it!
AREA 1: Lewis Cauble (828) 230-4544. Lewis.Cauble@ncagr.gov Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Yancey
AREA 2: Gregory Fariss (336) 671-2883 Gregory.Fariss@ncagr.gov Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Cabarrus, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin
AREA 3: Don Hopkins (919) 218-3310 Don.Hopkins@ncagr.gov Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Vance, Wake
AREA 4: Nancy Ruppert (910) 690-9555 Nancy.Ruppert@ncagr.gov Anson, Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, Stanly, Union
AREA 5: John Harris (910) 988-6227 John.Harris@ncagr.gov Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Sampson
AREA 6: Adolphus Leonard (252) 916-3444 Adolphus.Leonard@ncagr.gov Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson