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Here is referenced to Kansas Entomological Commission "Law of Kansas" relating to Apiaries, Bees, Honey, Beekeeping Equipment and the Inspection of the Same.

Links to Kansas Government Information (KGI) On-line Library:  "The Apiary Inspection Act (1932)" and  "The Apiary Inspection Act (Revision - 1938)"

1.  Kansas "Apiary Inspection Act - Laws & Regulations (Document, 1932)
1.  Kansas "Apiary Inspection Act - Laws & Regulations (Document-Revised 1938)
2.  House Bill No. 2487 Expansion of The Apiary Inspection Act (1986)" (Document, 1986)

Looking for a list of codes for your state or city? Try this link from "Complete Beehives".

The state of Kansas does not have any beekeeping ordinances. However, your city may have a beekeeping ordinance. Below is a list of ordinances for cities in Kansas, if your city is not listed you should check the city website.


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. 

Search your city’s government website.
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 Olathe, Kansas (Olathe Muni Code)
3.  City of Lawrence, Kansas  (Urban Ag Info.pdf)

4.  City of Leawood, Kansas (Municipal Code/Permit

5.  City of Kansas City, Missouri Registration form (Municipal Code See Chapter 34, Sec. 34-21. - Beekeeping.) 

        Looking for a local bee club in Missouri

6.  City of Mission, Kansas (Mission Muni Code) Apply for a permit. 

What are others doing...
1.  Fort Collins, Colorado (Urban Agriculture)

2.  State of Iowa by County (Iowa Bee Laws/Iowa Honey Producers).\

3.  Lincoln, Nebraska (City of Lincoln, Municipality)

  (Last updated 03/14/2024, rb)

Do you have a municipal code that you'd like to see added?  Please email the link!

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