Seedless Mandarin and Honeybee Coexistence Working Group Act Law and Legal Definition

The Seedless Mandarin and Honeybee Coexistence Working Group Act (“Act”) is a state legislation providing for the production and replacement of new varieties of citrus, which are intended to be seedless. This Act states that due to the production of other agricultural products in proximity to new seedless varieties of citrus, the production of these varieties may be in jeopardy. Honeybees are an essential component of agriculture as they pollinate approximately $6 billion worth of crops in California.

Cal Food & Agr Code § 29810 states that any regulation or best management practice adopted by this Act will not affect the ability of property owners located within the area. It is impacted by the regulation or best management practice to farm any commercial crop, including, but not limited to, honey, citrus, and other commodities recognized by the Department of Food and Agriculture.