Hive Registration and Beekeeping Ordinances

CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRES APIARIES TO BE REGISTERED

State of California Official Website

California's Food and Agriculture Code, Division 13, Chapter 1, Article 4 requires beekeepers to register your hives.

Register your hives annually, for free, at this link https://beewhere.calagpermits.org/

Hive registration came about through a partnership with the Pest Control Industry and Pollinators to prevent harming bees during pesticide application. Please read the Bee Watch FAQ for the background and the purpose of the regulation which took effect on January 1, 2019.

LOCAL ORDINANCES

SAN JOSE

MORGAN HILL

GILROY

SANTA CLARA COUNTY (FOR UNINCORPORATED AREAS)

HIVE REGISTRATION

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

SAN BENITO COUNTY

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

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