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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 13. BEE MANAGEMENT AND HONEY PRODUCTION [29000 - 29812]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 1. Bees [29000 - 29321]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 16. Africanized Honey Bees [29320 - 29322]
  ( Article 16 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 298, Sec. 4. )

29320.
  

The secretary, in cooperation with the Regents of the University of California, may approve programs statewide to train, on a voluntary basis, beekeepers in the maintenance of colonies free of Africanized honey bees.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 298, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1995.)

29321.
  

Any hive or comparable apparatus that is not occupied by a live bee colony, and that is accessible to bees, is a public nuisance. The hive or apparatus shall be subject to abatement in the manner provided for in Article 14 (commencing with Section 29200).

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 143, Sec. 1. (AB 861) Effective January 1, 2018.)

29322.
  

(a) The governing board of a city, county, or city and county may, by ordinance, establish procedures for the abatement of a hive or comparable apparatus where Africanized or overly defensive honey bees are present.

(b) In the absence of a local ordinance adopted pursuant to subdivision (a), if a commissioner determines that the presence of Africanized or overly defensive honey bees in a hive is a public nuisance or if Africanized or overly defensive honey bees from a hive are entering land other than the land upon which the hive is located so as to endanger the public health, safety, or welfare or so as to create an unreasonable interference with the use of the property of others, the commissioner may take any action necessary to abate the public nuisance, including, but not limited to, moving, selling, destroying, or otherwise disposing of the infested hive in accordance with local administrative procedures.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 143, Sec. 2. (AB 861) Effective January 1, 2018.)

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