Best Management Practices

The document below is comprised of the best management practices for maintaining honey bee colonies in Texas.  These are voluntary practices, but are meant to be used as a tool to promote honey bee health and responsible beekeeping.  This document is not legally binding and is intended merely as a guide for Texas beekeepers.  Regulations and rules for beekeeping in Texas can be found in Section 131 of the Texas Agricultural Code and Chapter 71 of the Texas Administrative Code, which can be accessed under the “Regulations” tab on this website or at

Best Management Practices for Honey Bee Health

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