Do yuall have to register your hives. Haven't heard that one yet here. In fact I was talking to a member of the local bee club about how many hives he has, he got to figuring and said he's got close to 80 he quess. So I don't think we have to register our hives here. That like I tried to get a bee inspector to look at the hives I bought. He asked if they were going out of the county or state they were located in, they weren't so he wouldn't come inspect them.