Apiary Registration

Apiary Registration is Required Each January

Did you know that State law requires all apiaries to register with their County Agricultural Commissioner during the month of January of each year. This regulation is designed to be beneficial to beekeepers as well as people who live and work near bee yards.

Registration Fee for hobbyist beekeepers is waived. A hobbyist beekeeper is defined as having less than 10 hives in the apiary. If you have 10 or more hives, a $10 registration fee is required with the registration form.

The Nevada County Dept of Agriculture maintains information and registration forms related to beekeeping.

The County Department of Public Works is responsible for roadside spraying. If you want to get "Do Not Spray" signs for your frontage, you'll need to complete an agreement with the Road Maintenance Division.