April Monthly Program
State Department of Agriculture: Safeguarding Bees & Fostering Positive Relationships Between Bees and the Public Shasta County established a Board of Horticultural Commissioners in 1884. In 1910, it changed to one commissioner in charge of a county department. Today, the Shasta County Agricultural Commissioner and staff serve the local apiary industry and community to help safeguard the health of bees and beekeeping, and to foster positive relations between beekeepers and the public. They enforce state and county laws, register and inspect hives, issue shipping certificates and inspect for pests and disease. Learn more about the intricacies of bees, beekeeping and a Shasta County industry with a long history of representing at state, national and international level.