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 January 1, 2019.
Local Beekeeping Ordinances
for the Santa Clara Valley
Please click on each city to find their beekeeping ordinance or municipal code.
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