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Apiary Laws and Regulations

Tulare County Ordinance Code

Many of the Tulare County Ordinances covering apiaries are derived from California laws or regulations.  The County Code may be found at:  Chapter 5. Agriculture, Article 2.  Apiaries

 

California Department of Pesticide Regulations 

Article 3 - Protection of Bees

Section 6650 - Pesticides Toxic to Bees

Section 6651 - Vector Control Exemption

Section 6652 - Availability for Notification

Section 6654 - Notification to Beekeepers

Section 6655 - Notification Region for Butte, Glenn, and Tehama Counties

Section 6656 - Citrus/Bee Protection Area

 

 

California Department of Food and Agriculture Laws regarding Bees may be found at:

DIVISION 13.  BEE MANAGEMENT AND HONEY PRODUCTION...............Main page
    CHAPTER 1.  BEES
     Article 1.  General Provisions .............................................. 29000-29013
     Article 2.  Apiary Board ...................................................... 29020-29028
     Article 3.  Apiary Assessments ........................................... 29030.5-29032

     Article 4.  Registration and Identification of Apiaries ............. 29040-29056
     Article 5.  Intrastate Movement ........................................... 29070-29074
     Article 6.  Notification Regions ............................................ 29080-29082

     Article 7.  Use of Pesticides ............................................... 29100-29103
     Article 8.  Quarantine ........................................................ 29110-29114
     Article 9.  Importation ........................................................ 29120-29128
     Article 10.  Exportation ...................................................... 29140-29145
     Article 11.  Wax Salvage ................................................... 29150-29157
     Article 12.  Sanitation ........................................................ 29170-29181
     Article 13.  Colony Strength ............................................... 29190-29195
     Article 14.  Apiary Inspection ............................................. 29200-29213
     Article 15.  Enforcement and Penalties ............................... 29300-29311
     Article 16.  Africanized Honey Bees ................................... 29320-29321


    CHAPTER 2.  HONEY .......................................................Main Honey Page Chapter 2
    
     
    CHAPTER 3.  SEEDLESS MANDARIN AND HONEYBEE COEXISTENCE WORKING
                GROUP ACT
................................. 29810-29812