DPR is excited to announce a new beekeeping program in partnership with the DC Beekeepers Alliance (DCBA). In an effort to support urban beekeeping and to increase pollination in the District, DC residents may apply to keep their personally-owned honeybee hive on one of seven DPR designated beehive locations. Participants must register their hives, comply with all DC laws and regulations, and have a local mentor.
To ensure that each hive is safe and being responsibly managed, each designated beehive location is managed by the DC Beekeepers Alliance, an all volunteer, non-profit organization. The DCBA is comprised of leading urban beekeeping experts dedicated to ensuring beekeepers have the necessary education, mentorship, assistance and support to safely and responsibility care for honeybees in the District.
Join the DPR Urban Beekeeping Program
Interested participants must:
- Be a resident of the District of Columbia.
- Obtain a certificate of completion from a twelve (12) hour beekeeping course. Click here for a list of courses.
- Have a local mentor. If you do not have a mentor, one will be provided.
Complete an application.
Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected].
Please note: Space is very limited. Qualifying applicants will be placed on a waiting list, and offers to participate in the DPR Urban Beekeeping Program will be extended on a first come, first served basis.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page to learn more.
If you would like to volunteer to gain beekeeping experience, please contact the DC Beekeepers Alliance: [email protected].
Check the following link to confirm if you have a swarm of bees: Do you Have a Swarm of Honeybees?
If you see a swarm of bees, please contact: [email protected]
Please don't spray or harm the swarm!!!