Bees and Beekeeping Regulations

Regulations related to the beekeeping industry and hobbyist beekeeping is about maintaining a balance of healthy bees, thriving agriculture and protecting public safety. 

USDA Beekeeping Policies

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

The California Food and Agricultural Code provides authority for various activities to ensure the vitality of the apiary industry, and to protect the welfare of the people of the State of California, as well as agricultural crops dependent upon bees for pollination.

California law requires beekeepers to register bees. BeeWhere is a real-time mapping system where users can mark hives with a simple pin drop in the field. 

County and Local Regulations