How to Report Bee Kills

The experience of finding your bees dead in piles is devastating. One tempting response is to withdraw from a hobby that causes such a painful experience. Another response is to recognize that – as stewards of our environment – much work remains to be done and that courageous individuals can make a difference.

Before there can be any legislation to protect honey bees, there must be evidence that bee kills occur with enough regularity to enact legislation in the first place. That is why beekeepers should report all bee kills at state and federal levels.

In the state of Georgia, report bee kills to Rachel Futch at the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Phone is 470-270-3044 or (Any issues check for the Pesticide Complaints and Enforcement contact.)

National Pesticide Information Center for additional federal level reporting:

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Updated: 03 Feb 22