Forms, Information, and Useful Links
- Apiary Laws and Regulations
A list with links to Ca DPR Regulations and CDFA Laws pertaining to bees, apiaries, and honey.
- Bee and Beehive / Apiary Information from CDFA
Link to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) where beekeepers can find information sources and contacts regarding bringing bees into California, Imported Fire Ants, good management practices, etc.
- Bee Clearance Form
Printable form to be used to submit requests for a Bee Clearance prior to applying pesticides toxic to bees on any site which has blooming plants (including weeds!). Please complete all information at the top. Include direction and distance from each Avenue and Road (as on your permit), then FAX the completed form to the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Pesticide Division. We will check for registered apiaries Pinned within one mile of your planned application site and FAX the form back to you. It is the applicator's / grower's responsibility to contact the beekeepers 48 hours prior to the proposed application time. Please include a note in the "Remarks" section if you need a list of Beekeeper's Pin numbers.
- April 20, 2011
- Citrus Bloom Districts Map
Printable PDF map of the Citrus Bloom Districts. Tulare County is divided into 2 districts for the purposes of Citrus Bloom and Petal Fall. District 1 is primarily the foothills area and south of Avenue 56. District 2 is everything else. The average declaration date for Citrus Bloom in District 1 is April 5. District 2 is typically declared approximately 7 days after District 1. The Citrus Bloom Period historically ranges from 10 -32 days long. Declaration of Bloom/Petal Fall is highly weather dependent so the actual dates of declaration and the time between districts can vary.
- Colony Strength Inspection Request Form
This PDF form may be downloaded and completed to request a Colony Strength Inspection for Apiaries located in Tulare County. Form may be used by Beekeepers or Growers. The other party (Grower or Beekeeper) will be contacted by the Agricultural Inspector. Please complete the form and FAX it to the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner, Pesticide Division, at 559-685-3336. You will be billed for the inspection after it is completed. Please note that Colony Strength Inspections are performed as time and inspector availability allow.
- Tulare County Bee Regulations - Summary
Summary of Tulare County Bee Regulations and Department of Food and Ag Apiary Laws.