Check local laws for eligibility
Local governments likely have local beekeeping laws that need to be followed.
Beekeeping laws and ordinances may fall under general animal or livestock management policies or there may be an ordinance specific to bees and beekeeping. These regulations have been implemented to strengthen the health, safety and success of honey bees, people and the beekeeping industry – both commercial and hobby.
To learn which policies and ordinances pertain to you, use the Jurisdiction Finder map and links to specific information for the area you are managing hives.
If you are considering raising honey bees to harvest and sell honey or other consumable products using hive by-products, review the San Diego County Cottage Food Operations site to learn about the policies and permits required.