The NJ Pesticide Control Regulations, at NJAC
7:30-9.11, require that beekeepers be notified when pesticides
that are labeled as hazardous to bees are applied within three
miles of a registered beeyard.
Not all such pesticide applications
require notification. The types of pesticide applications exempt
from this notification are spelled out in the regulation.
This requirement to notify beekeepers is mandatory
for the pesticide applicator, but it is up to each individual
beekeeper as to whether or not he registers any or all of his
beeyard locations. There is no limit on the number of beeyards
that can be registered.
The List of Officially Registered Beeyards is compiled every year. A beekeeper will be sent a list of the beeyards
he had registered for the previous year so that a decision can
be made on whether or not to register them again for the current
year. If a beekeeper wishes to register any new beeyards, the Beeyard Registration Form can be completed and either mailed to the address indicated or emailed to Joanne.Taroco@dep.nj.gov.
All renewal registrations and new registrations
must be received by the Pesticide Control Program by March
1st to be included on the official notification list for
Follow the instructions on the registration
forms for renewal or new registrations. Be sure to provide all
the required information so as to avoid missing the March 1st
If there are any questions on the procedure
for registering your beeyards, please call the Pesticide Control
Program at 609-984-6614.