Unlike Illinois and Arkansas, Missouri beekeepers are not required to register the location of apiaries with the state. Regardless if your state requires apiary registration, using DriftWatch is a good way to let applicators know the locations of beehives and how to contact hive owners. Beekeepers can choose whether their information appears on the public map or is visible only to applicators registered on DriftWatch.
Following registration, beekeepers have the option of purchasing BeeCheck flags. Posting BeeCheck flags near hives in addition to registering apiaries will provide an additional visual indicator of hive locations. Purchasing flags without registering apiary locations is not an option because aerial and spray applicators need to have lat/long information to program into their flight path.