Bees are under consideration for protection in Modoc County as the Agricultural Department seeks input on the need for beekeeping regulations.
County officials say the ordinance would protect local and non-local bees and private property rights.
To determine if an ordinance is needed to create a draft, the county is surveying to collect information from community members about bee yard locations, distance requirements, and land use.
If the results yield that an ordinance is necessary, county officials say it would likely be published in the spring.
The survey can be found at the county Agricultural Department offices in Alturas. Completed surveys must be returned back to the Ag Dept by December 14th.