Registering your hives is not only a good idea; it's the law.
If you'll be engaging with beekeeping in any fashion, you should visit The Connecticut Economic Resource Center or use the link below to register your hive.
What are the benefits of registering my hive?
Registration establishes your hives as having been based in a certain location for a documented period of time. Should zoning laws be passed, you may be able to claim that your apiary is grandfathered in. Should disease or a new infestation breaks out, you may be notified to treat your hives to prevent infection and help prevent further spreading of pathogens.