Honey Bee License Plate Initiative

NC Honey Bee License Plate

Mark this date! May 16, 2016!

We need 300 applicants in relatively short order. If you want a honey bee license plate to happen, we need you to...

THANK YOU! IT PASSED!!!

The NC Senate Bill sponsoring the "Save the Honey Bee" license plate has passed! The State Police have approved the plate and it is in the final stage of the DMV production process.  According to DMV, we will receive our specialty Honey Bee plate by May 16, 2016.  We wish to thank everyone for your support and continued patience during this process.


Welcome! 

The Franklin County Beekeepers Association (FCBA) has designed a North Carolina specialty license plate in an effort to bring more awareness to the plight of our state insect, the honey bee. The proposed plate is based on the “First in Flight” plate and a honey bee logo appears on the left hand side of the plate. The DMV requires 300 pre-paid applications before it will consider the initial plate application. The initial applications must be processed as a single submission with one check. To comply with this requirement, applications will be collected by the FCBA.  

The first 300 applications must be combined into one package with one check submitted to DMV from the Franklin County Beekeepers Association.

UPDATES


UPDATE 1: Woo-hoo! We have reached our goal of 300+ pre-paid license plates! Thank you to everyone that pre-ordered with us. Note: We are no longer accepting applications for bee-plates at this time.


UPDATE 2:  We are very happy to announce that the NC Senate Bill sponsoring the "Save the Honey Bee" license plate was included in the budget and has passed!!

The art work has been submitted to DMV as required and the template for the plate is in production for final approval.  Once the plate passes the final inspection, it will go into production.  We wish to thank everyone for your support and patience through this process.  We hope that by the end of the year, our vehicles will be sporting a new tag!

UPDATE 3: The NC State Police are reviewing for approval. Almost there!

UPDATE 4: IT PASSED!
The NC Senate Bill sponsoring the "Save the Honey Bee" license plate has passed! The State Police have approved the plate and it is in the final stage of the DMV production process. According to DMV, we will receive our specialty Honey Bee plate by May 16, 2016. We wish to thank everyone for your support and continued patience during this process.

UPDATE 5: Delivery The license plates are being delivered! We have no idea exactly how long the process of delivering all plates will take, or how long it will be before others can now get them. Those are questions for the DMV. That said, we have heard from several folks that they are getting theirs in the mail. So, keep your eyes on your mailboxes! I know we are anxious to get ours. When you get your new plate, put the sticker on it, put the new plate on the vehicle you ordered it for, and turn your old plates in to the DMV. That's it!

UPDATE 6: Available on DMV website!

The "Save the Honey Bee"  license plate has been added to the DMV website.  Anyone who did not place a pre-order can now order a plate for their vehicle. 

Once again, we thank everyone who supported our efforts to get this plate passed and available. We could not have done it without you!


THANKS!

A special thank you to everyone for your continued support and enthusiasm as we continue on this journey.
FCBA

Special thanks for making this all happen goes to: Sandy Carlson, Teresa Green, Kari Kristoffersen at Dynamic Print Solutions of Raleigh and Martha Mobley, Franklin County Extension Agent.

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Where do the funds go?

  • For the $15 plate: $5 to North Carolina State University for research on the importance of bees to agriculture in the state’s economy and $10 to the DMV Special Plate Fund.
  • For the $45 plate: $5 to North Carolina State University for research on the importance of bees to agriculture in the state’s economy; $10 to the DMV Special Plate Fund; $15 to the Clean Water Management Act Trust Fund; $5 to the Recreation Park Fund; and $10 to the Highway Beautification Fund.