Be a responsible beekeeper & a good neighbor by complying with local beekeeping ordinances
Los Angeles County
The County of Los Angeles requires all beekeepers to register their hives each year by submitting an Annual Apiary Registration Form with a $10 fee.
Benefits include advance notification of aerial spraying. County officials also respond to nuisance complaints. The registration form includes the option of being included on the County’s list of swarm removal resources.
city of long beach
The City of Long Beach requires beekeepers to 1) register and 2) submit an urban agriculture application. Municipal Code 6.24.010 details the regulations regarding beekeeping:
A. No more than four (4) beehives may be established or maintained on any residential property within the City.
beyond long beach
Beekeeping is legal in the County of Los Angeles. Individual cities in and around Los Angeles County may or may not place restrictions on whether or not bees are allowed and how they are managed. Before you invest in beekeeping equipment, check local ordinances to make sure you comply with existing regulations.
Being a good beekeeper extends beyond the letter of the law. Be mindful of your neighbors. Don’t allow your bees to become a nuisance.