University of California
Beekeeping in San Diego County

Step 6

Choose the right hive for your needs

6 hive

There are three common hive types and choosing the right one for your conditions is important.

Consider your beekeeping objectives, both short and long term, the conditions of your hive placement, any physical accessibility issues and budget to select the best hive type. See the Equipment & Maintenance section for more details about the different types of hives commonly used in this area.



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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