Beekeeping and Supplies

State Agencies

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and provides research-based information to the people of Arkansas. If you have questions or would like some information about honey bees or beekeeping, contact your apiculture specialist:

Jon Zawislak

2301 S. University Avenue

Little Rock, AR 72204


Beekeeping in Arkansas is regulated by the Arkansas State Plant Board. Beekeepers are required by state law to register the locations or their bee hives. There is no fee for hive registration and registered beekeepers are entitled to free apiary inspection services. For more information or to register your hives, contact the Arkansas State Plant Board:

Arkansas State Plant Board

Apiary Section

1 Natural Resource Drive

Little Rock, AR 72205


Beekeeping Clubs

Arkansas has numerous local beekeeping associations. These groups can be a great way to learn more about homey bees and get to know others in your area who share your fascination with them. The Arkansas Beekeepers Association is a statewide organization open to all those with an interest in bees. The ABA sponsors two great conferences each year to promote and support beekeeping in the Natural State. For more information, or to find a local club near you, visit their website at

Beekeeping Supplies - Sources of Bees and Equipment in NW Arkansas

Creature Comforts Carpentry

Farmington, AR

Top bar beehives


Kessler Mountain Bee Farm

Fayetteville, AR

Queens, nucs, woodenware


David's Bee Supplies

Mountainburg, AR



Prepper Bee Supply

Garfield, AR

nucs & beekeeping supplies