The Texas Apiary Inspection Service operates under the authority of Section 131 of the Texas Agricultural Code. Section 131 authorizes the adoption of rules which are listed under Chapter 71 of the Texas Administrative Code. Both Section 131 and Chapter 71 are available below.

It has been brought to our attention that an older version of Texas Agriculture Code Chapter 131 was posted on our website. We have rectified this mistake and posted the most current statute as a PDF for your convenience. If you would like to look up the law directly from the State Legislature website, please follow this link:

The following video provides a brief overview of the current beekeeping laws, as well as an introduction to the Texas Apiary Inspection Service.

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