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  1. #1
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    Default beekeeping in sacramento county

    I want to start in the beekeeping hobby but I don't know if in Sacramento county in my area I can keep the bees in my house. I really don't know where to start looking for rules. I have search for regulations but have found nothing.

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    Default Re: beekeeping in sacramento county

    Call the county ag inspector or look for the bee complaint line, they will tell you everything you need to know or do you want me too? Bascially, you need to be zoned Residential 1 or 2 if you're within any type of city limits in Sacramento County. You are limited to two full sized hives and 2 nucs. You must have water within 15' of the hives, and the hives must be 15' off the property line and not near any busy streets. You should register your bees with the county ag inspector too. You can request the form from them. Message me your email address, I will forward the guidelines they sent me.

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    Default Re: beekeeping in sacramento county

    Okay so I found out what zone my house in R-1A-PUD. So you think that'swould be good?

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    Default Re: beekeeping in sacramento county

    How you message in this forum.

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    Default Re: beekeeping in sacramento county

    Welcome to Beesource!

    > How you message in this forum

    Click on the JRG13 member name in his post, then click the Private Message dropdown. From there on its similar to email.
    ultracrepidarian >> noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside of his expertise

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    Default Re: beekeeping in sacramento county

    Folks at the sacramento beekeeping supply should be able to answer you're question.
    http://www.sacramentobeekeeping.com/
    Or the sacramento beekeeping club
    http://sacbeekeepers.org/
    Dan

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    Default Re: beekeeping in sacramento county

    R1A should be fine for urban bees but you can call them up to confirm. Sent you the info via email as well.

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    Default Re: beekeeping in sacramento county

    Drive to Woodland and go to Mann Lake for your boxes frames and gear. You can check their web site for prices. Mann Lake is much less expensive (and eleventy times bigger) than the Sac bee store (on Broadway iirc). I just started as well and made a trip there and one to Dadant in Chico for my stuff.

    Regestering in Sutter county is $10 and they map regester your hive count and apiary location. Looks like these guys have you lined out for your area.

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