University of California
Beekeeping in San Diego County

Step 2

Know your bee biology


Honey bees are living creatures that need attention like any other domesticated animal.

Understanding bee biology – their life cycle, nutrition and water requirements and behaviors – will help you better establish and your colonies and manage your hives to thrive.

To learn more, see the information under the About Bees or Resources sections on this site.

You might also consider joining the San Diego Beekeeping Society to learn more from experienced beekeepers as well as participate in any trainings or workshops they may offer.



This site provides education and outreach to the public and beekeepers to protect public safety within San Diego County in response to the the new apiary ordinance. The site has been developed by the University of California Cooperative Extension - Farm and Home Advisers Office in San Diego County with support from the San Diego County - Agriculture, Weights, and Measures Office.

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