Register your hives

Current California Law requires beekeepers to ‘register’ their bee hive locations in the county where the hives are located.

Please register hives with county of destination.


Fresno Department of Agriculture
Commissioner/Jerry Prieto
1730 South Maple Avenue
Fresno, California 93702

Phone: 559-456-7510
Fax: 559-456-7379
E-Mail: Fresnoag@co.fresno.ca.us


Kern County Department of Agriculture
Phone: 661 868-6300
Commissioner/David Moore (Fax: 661 868-6301)
1001 South Mt. Vernon Ave. (E-Mail: agcomm@co.kern.ca.us)
Bakersfield, Ca. 93307


Merced Department of Agriculture
Commissoner/Dave Robinson
2139 Wardrobe Av.
Merced, Ca. 95340

Phone: 209 385-7431
Fax: 209 725-3910
E-Mail: ag00@co.merced.ca.us


San Joaquin County Department of Agriculture
Commissioner/Scott Hudson
2101 E. Earhart Ave.
Stockton Ca 95206.
Phone: 209 953-6000
Fax: 209 953-6022 fax
E-Mail: shudson@sjgov.org


Stanislaus Department of Agriculture
Commissioner/Dennis Gudgel
3800 Cornicopia Wy.
Modesto, California 95358

Phone: 209 525-4730
Fax: 209 525-4790
E-Mail: AgCom50@co.stanislaus.ca.us


Tulare County Department of Agriculture
Commissioner/Gary Kunkel
4437 S. Laspina Street
Tulare, Ca. 93274

Phone: 559 685-3323
Fax: 559 685-3335
E-Mail: gkunkel@co.tulare.ca.us


USDA Port contacts for Bee Shipments

*San Francisco: Norman Lau, phone: 650 989-2577 Fax 650 989-2599

*Los Angeles: Mon-Fri.: Jon Bailey/Javier Camberos 310 725-1926

Fax 310 215-2367