Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers
Beekeeping & Municipal Codes
It is reasonable, far-sighted, and part of the bigger picture to recognize that beekeeping is a safe, historical, traditional, educational, and valuable activity that benefits the environment and food supply way beyond just honey and pollination.
If you are interested in keeping bees in your community, you will need to check your municipal (city) code to determine if bees are allowed. To check your municipal code, simply type ” _____ municipal code” in your search engine (___ = your municipality/county name). Not all municipalities have codes on keeping honey bees.
Click on the link and then conduct a search for "bees" or "beekeeping". If there are any bans/restrictions, they should display. There are many communities that have adopted reasonable restrictions on urban beekeeping.
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Here are a couple of samples to review:
Links to the municipal code for these communities may be found here:
1. CIty of Overland Park, Kansas (see TITLE 06 - Animals, 6.14 Beekeeping) (Municipal Code)
2. City of Lawrence, Kansas (Urban Ag Info.pdf)
What are others doing...
1. Fort Collins, Colorado (Urban Agriculture)
2. State of Iowa by County (Iowa Bee Laws/Iowa Honey Producers).
(Last updated 11/06/2021, rb)
Do you have a municipal code that you'd like to see added? Please email the link!
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association
Contact US by email: beekeepers@NEKBA.org