Apiary Laws and Regulations

A list with links to Tulare County Ordinances, 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.

Closed Systems

A Closed System is required whenever the pesticide label specifies a closes system or when employees handle a pesticide with certain warnings in the Precautionary Statements regarding dermal (skin) contact.  Note that there are new regulations effective January 1, 2017.


A list of contacts and resources for licensing information for Agricultural Pesticide Applicators, Structural Pesticide Applicators, and Farm Labor Contractors,

Pesticide Laws, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Pesticide Regulations - California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pesticide Safety Information Series Leaflets

Link to the Department of Pesticide Regulation complete list of Pesticide Safety Information Series leaflets, Many are available in English, Spanish, and Punjabi.

Requisitos Para Materiales Restringidos en California (California Restricted Materials Requirements (Spanish))

Información desde el Departamento de California de regulación de pesticidas que plaguicidas son considerados "Restringida", los que requieren un permiso y qué productos están exentos. También información sobre certificación en relación con los permisos.

Respiratory Protection Program

A Written Respiratory Program is required in any workplace where respirators are required by label, restricted material permit condition, or regulation.  These documents provide employers with information to assist in developing their own Written Respiratory Program.  Note that the Sample documents are GUIDELINES only.  Each employer must customize the written program to reflect their actual program, specific to their company.  Please contact the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner if you have questions.

Tulare County Ordinances for Apiaries

A PDF copy of the Tulare County Ordinances pertaining to Apiaries located in Tulare County.  All Tulare County Ordinances may be found at Tulare County Code