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application to determine whether there are beekeepers with apiaries within one mile of the application site that have requested notice about such applica- tions. If notice has been requested, you must notify the beekeeper of the following at least 48 hours in advance of your application:

  • the time and place the application is to be made

  • the crop and acreage to be treated

  • the method of application

  • the name and dosage rate of the pesticide to be applied

  • how the person performing pest control may be contacted by the beekeeper

The 48-hour warning period may be increased or decreased by the county agricultural commissioner or by agreement between the beekeeper and the person performing the pest control work.

Notification Region. Butte, Glenn, and Tehama Counties have been established as a region in which notification of apiary owners is re- quired. Pest control operators regis- tered with the agricultural commission- ers of any of these counties are required to give notification to beekeepers prior to pesticide applications. The agricul- tural commissioner of Glenn County serves as the coordinator for the region. Once they register with any of the county agricultural commissioners in this region, pest control operators must pay a $75 annual fee to the coordinator.

Citrus/Bee Protection Area. Areas within one mile of any citrus planting that consists of one acre or more in Fresno, Kern, and Tulare Counties have been designated as citrus/bee protec- tion areas. Special bee protection


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requirements apply in these counties. Beekeepers, pesticide dealers, pest control advisers, and pesticide applica- tors in these counties should consult with the county agricultural commis- sioner for further information.

Agricultural Pest Control Advisory Committee

The California Food and Agricultural Code provides for an Agricultural Pest Control Advisory Committee to advise the Director of DPR on all matters concerning the licensing, certification, and regulation of people and firms that are licensed or certified to make agricultural use recommendations, to sell certain pesticides, or to apply pesticides under Division 6 of the Code. The committee consists of 14 members representing

  • Agricultural Pest Control Advisers

  • Pest Control Business licensees

  • Maintenance Gardener Pest Control licensees

  • Aircraft Pilot Pest Control Certifi- cate holders

  • Pest Control Dealers

  • Qualified Applicator Certificate holders

  • pesticide registrants

  • the California Agricultural Com- missioners Association

  • the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • the Board of Trustees of the California State University System

  • the Board of Governors of the California Community College System

  • producers

  • the general public

  • the California Department of Food and Agriculture

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