University of California
Beekeeping in San Diego County


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E.L. NiƱo Bee Lab, University of California, Davis

Nieh Lab, University of California, San Diego

Other University bee and beekeeping research and education programs:



There are several printed handout materials available for use at outreach events to promote honey bee health and beekeeping in San Diego County. These include brochures, factsheets, magnets, postcards, pens and more. Contact us to ask how you might get a supply of these handouts for your event or check the Factsheets webpage for PDF versions you can download as needed.

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Online Beekeeping Course for San Diego County
by UC Cooperative Extension-San Diego

California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP)
Classroom and hands-on beekeeper certification program
by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources/UC Davis

Honey Bees and Colony Strength Evaluation
Online Course for Beekeepers and Apiary Inspectors
by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

UCCE-San Diego 2016 Beginning Beekeeping Workshop Series

Bee Briefs - UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nemotolgy

UC Integrated Pest Management Program
(factsheets and articles on honey bees, pollinator and pesticide safety topics)



Beekeeping/Beekeeper Forms

Apiary Registration Form

Sensitive Site Opt-In Application Form

Beekeeper/Apiary Complaint Form - County of San Diego

Annual Beekeeper Checklists - County of San Diego:




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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