Apiary (Bees)

Apiary (Bees)

The Glenn County Department of Agriculture is dedicated to supporting the apiary industry by providing a variety of services established to both protect and promote healthy bee populations in our region. In an effort to safeguard the health of our native bees and the vitality of beekeeping in our county, our office partners with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the California Bee Breeders Association (CBBA), local beekeepers, and neighboring counties to provide pest inspection services, and bee export services. Specifically, our office provides the following regulatory services:

  • Inspection for pests and diseases (including Foul Brood, Acarine Mites, Varroa Mites, Small Hive Beetle, etc.)
  • Issuance of shipping certificates
  • Hive registration
  • Provide for notification of insecticide applications in the vicinity of hives
  • Hive strength inspections
  • Follow-up homeowner complaints
  • Investigate possible Africanized Bees
  • Maintain a list of beekeepers who will collect a swarm

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Apiary Forms / Links:

Glenn County Apiary Ordinance:

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