2019 Annual Apiary Registration Form and Notification

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Registration in California:

Anyone who keeps bees in California must register with their local County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC) on a yearly basis. At a nominal fee per beekeeper, regardless of the number of colonies or apiaries, it's well worth it. There are many reasons to make sure your bees are "on the books." Your County Agricultural Commissioner can be of assistance in:

  • dealing with neighbors and local regulatory agencies

  • notifications about local pesticide/herbicide applications

  • referrals for swarm captures (experienced beekeepers)

Persons registering their apiary for 2019 must do so before January 1, 2019, or when your apiary first enters the county. A $10.00 fee will be required per owner at the time of registration.

Los Angeles County:

2019 Apiary Registration Form (Print out, fill out, return with appropriate fee. Form is revised yearly.)  

2019 Apiary Registration Notification (Contains valuable information.)

Registration Forms Pertaining to Pesticide Use

General Bee Information

Bees in Our Environment Brochure

Information from California Legislative Information Regarding Keeping Bees In California:

CDFA Laws Pertaining to Bee Management & Honey Production

CDFA Apiary Protection Act Agricultural Code 29000-29013 

CDFA Registration & Identifiction of Apiaries 29040-29056

There are over 80 incorporated cities in Los Angeles County. They have different ordinances, regulations, and rules. Make sure you check with the city where you will be keeping your hive(s) to insure you are in compliance.

For more Apiary Registration Information refer to:
https://acwm.lacounty.gov/
https://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/apiary-registration/

Congratulations to Apiary Inspector II Scott Wirta - Unsung Hero Award

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association would like to congratulate Apiary Inspector II Scott Wirta for receiving the "Unsung Hero" Award for 2017. We'd also like to thank Inspector Wirta for all his good work with bees and bee keepers. When we requested a few words about his award, Inspector Wirta replied:

"It was an honor to be selected Unsung Hero this year by the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner’s Department for my work with feral bees. I do believe, however, a group of bee keepers are truly the unsung heroes. I am talking about the bee keeper who will help when an unwanted swarm shows up. Many a bee keeper has stepped in and helped with their neighbors’ bee issues. Whether it is helping a neighbor with a removal, helping the poor who cannot afford services, or just talking to a distressed individual with a swarm on the property,
bee keepers are an asset to the community and the real unsung heroes."


http://acwm.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/acwm

2014 Annual Apiary Registration - Reminder to Send in Your Registration

County of Los Angeles    Conrad Burton, Apiary/AHB/Haz Mat Program  August 1, 2014

The 2014 Annual Apiary Registration was due on December 31, 2013. If you have not registered your hive, PLEASE REGISTER NOW. In Los Angeles County the fee is only $10 fee per beekeeper (no matter how many hives you have in LA County).

Anyone who keeps bees in California must register with their local County Agricultural Commissioner (CAC) on a yearly basis. There are many reasons to make sure your bees are "on the books."  Your County Agricultural Commissioner can be of assistance in:

  • dealing with neighbors and local regulatory agencies
  • notifications about local pesticide/herbicide applications
  • referrals for swarm captures if you want them 

Los Angeles County:

County of Los Angeles
Department of Agricultural/Weights and Measures
Apiary/AHB/Haz Mat Programs
Pesticide Regulation Division
12300 Lower Azusa Road
Arcadia, CA 91006
626-459-8894
http://acwm.lacounty.gov/  

Conrad Burton, Inspector, Apiary/AHB/Haz Mat Programs
email: cburton@acwm.lacounty.gov  

At a nominal fee per beekeeper, regardless of the number of colonies or apiaries, it's well worth it.

To help you out, we've included links to the downloadable 2014 Annual Apiary Registration Form and Notification Letter (which has useful information on keeping bees in Los Angeles County). See our Hive Registration page for additional information.