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Beekeeping in San Diego County


San Diego County Beekeeping Best Management Practices

Video Series:
San Diego County Beekeeping Best Management Practices

These short videos provide information about the County of San Diego's beekeeping best management practices (BMP's) included in the the County Ordinance on Bees and Apiaries, County of San Diego Ordinance No. 10393, Chap. 9, Div. 2 of Title 6 (2015).


 Hive Establishment

 Water Supply

Fire Safety

Regular Hive Management


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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