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County to look at relaxed beekeeping regulations


Last updated 10/24/2013 at Noon

A bee pollinates an avocado tree in a Fallbrook grove.

According to the County of San Diego’s most recent annual crop report, apiary products had a total production value of $2,384,588 during 2012 while the entire county’s crop value was $1,747,069,810. When supporting businesses are included, the agricultural industry is estimated to add $5.1 billion annually to the county’s economy, and the horticulture and produce farmers recognize that the pollination contribution of San Diego’s bees exceeds the crop value harvested from the hives.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors also recognizes the value of local bees to the area’s agr...

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