Texas Apiary Inspection Service (TAIS) is charged with regulating the honey bee ** industry in the State of Texas.
Statutes dealing with honey bees (including permits and certifications for movement of bees and equipment) are administered by TAIS, under the Texas AgriLife Research, a part of the Texas A&M University System.
We regulate honey bees in our state in order to maintain a healthy and viable population of honey bees to benefit pollination needs, honey production and Texas Agriculture as a whole.
Beekeeping has historically had a spot in the economic growth of rural and agricultural Texas. This strength in growth can only be maintained by careful monitoring of honey bee populations due to ever changing threats from honey bee diseases and pests. The Texas Apiary Inspection Service strives to meet these needs.