Pollinator Protection

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We depend on managed bees and other pollinators to help produce many of our nation's agricultural products and to maintain a healthy environment.

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recognizes the importance of honey bees and other pollinators and supports pollinator protection by fostering communication and cooperation among beekeepers, growers, pest control advisers, applicators and regulators when pest management decisions need to be made. Effective communication, collaboration and cooperation between stakeholders helps lessen or eliminate the impacts to managed bees and other pollinators while protecting agricultural crops from harmful pests.

2017 Bee Aware! Symposium

With the goal of promoting communication, collaboration and cooperation among those directly involved with plant protection strategies and managed bees placed in agricultural settings, DPR is holding the 2nd Bee Aware! Symposium on February 14, 2017.

Neonicotinoid Reevaluation Progress
and Protecting Bee Health

DPR is at the national forefront of the effort to protect bee health, taking proactive steps and a scientific approach to address concerns about the impact of pesticides on bees and pollinator health.

Apiary Inspectors Training 2016

CDPR Enforcement Branch sponsored Apiary Inspectors Training sessions in May in Modesto and Parlier.

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Grower and Beekeeper Collaboration.

Bee Aware! Grower and Beekeeper Collaboration, PDF (200 KB)

The 3Cs: Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration

It is important that honeybees and other pollinators are kept safe in order to protect agriculture. Growers and beekeepers can work together and share information that will benefit each other, foster working relationships, understand each other's management challenges and protect bees.


Identify Hives and Register Apiary Locations.

Bee Aware! Identify Hives and Register Apiary Locations, PDF (252 kb)

The 3Cs: Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration

Beekeepers in California are required to identify their hives and annually register their apiary location with the local county agricultural commissioner (CAC) where their apiaries are located. Providing this information, as well as requesting advance notice of pesticide applications, provides pesticide applicators the opportunity to contact the beekeeper and discuss ways to safely perform pesticide applications in an effort to protect bees.


What Beekeepers Can Do to Help Protect Bees!

What Beekeepers Can Do to Help Protect Bees!, PDF (396 kb)

Beekeepers play a vital role in the protection of managed bees placed in agricultural settings for pollination services. Identifying hives, registering apiaries and reporting suspected loss or harm to bees with the local county agricultural commissioner (CAC) along with improving communication and cooperating with growers and pesticide applicators will help protect bees.


What Pesticides Applicators Can Do to Help Protect Bees!

What Pesticide Applicators Can Do to Help Protect Bees!, PDF (476 kb)

Pesticide applicators can help protect bees by improving communication with beekeepers. Communications and collaboration between pesticide applicators, growers, pest control advisers, beekeepers and local county agricultural commissioners (CACs) help keep managed bees, their hives and habitats safe.


What Pest Control Advisers Can Do to Help Protect Bees!

What Pest Control Advisers Can Do to Help Protect Bees!, PDF (368 kb)

Pest control advisers can help protect managed bees by sharing pollinator protection information and drift protection strategies with all stakeholders and reminding them to check with the local county agricultural commissioner (CAC) about apiary locations and notification requests to help protect bees.

Additional Resources


For more information, please contact:
Karen Francone
395 W. Spruce Avenue, Suite 103
Clovis, CA 93611
Phone: (559) 297-3511
E-mail: Karen.Francone@cdpr.ca.gov