Turn them in to the state! I hate when this happens.
I hear this pretty often. No, it is not illegal to kill honey bees.Here in California, I have been told by people that it is against the law to kill honey bees
I hear this pretty often. No, it is not illegal to kill honey bees.
Just got off the phone with the Dept of Food and Ag. I asked the exact question "is it illegal to kill honeybees?" The gent I spoke to told me "Yes." When I talked to him about the wall that had been closed off, he told me to get him an address and they would look into it. So here in California, per CDFA, yes it is illegal.
I'm also getting an application to reg. with my state.
Since I am always going by there and looking at them, salavating at getting them, I know they were still there the day before it was capped off. It was a well establish colony. Did they get up and leave? Maybe, but worth looking into. They estimated the repair cost to be $150 and wanted me to pay it. Im sure when that wax starts melting and the honey starts to drain down from the roof, the cost is going to be more than that. I'm not trying to be jerk, heck I would have even given them a jar of honey, but I surely was not going to pay them $. I can buy a single story deep established hive for $75 or a double deep for $150. Same price, less work? Not a hard choice to make.While that does suck, you have no proof what happened to them. May not have anything to do with anyone. Maybe they just left and went somewhere else? I'd hate to be blamed for something I didn't do or in this situation didn't know I did it.
I believe the gentlemen to be a complete nitwit who has no idea what he's talking about.Just got off the phone with the Dept of Food and Ag. I asked the exact question "is it illegal to kill honeybees?"
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Is it illegal to kill honey bees?
Many pesticide labels include warnings to avoid spraying flowering plants or crops outdoors where honey bees are likely to be foraging for nectar and pollen (e.g., in a garden or planted field). In those situations, it is important to obey the labeling to help protect the bees. However, when bees invade a home, or a colony is a threat , you have the right to remove them (preferably) or to kill them if necessary.
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DittoI believe the gentlemen to be a complete nitwit who has no idea what he's talking about.
Rumors are prevalent on the Internet that it is illegal to kill bees. This is not unilaterally true. Regardless, it should be remembered that bees are an indispensable part of our planet's ecology.
1. It is a misconception that it is strictly illegal to kill bees. It depends on the method used to kill the bee. Approaches such as swatting, using natural liquids or administering EPA-approved chemical solutions to kill a bee are not prohibited by law. The use of federally banned pesticides, however, is illegal.
I think a lot of people call the whole bee/wasp family bees. My neighbor talked to me the other day about her dog getting attacked by bees while we were talking about my hive. It wasn't bees, it was hornets. She's like, eh, bees, hornets, what's the diff? She asked, so I told her. An hour later, she was sorry she asked.exterminating bees is big business in many states, including California. In Arizona it is illegal to have unhived bees on your property. Florida has outlawed bees in many counties.