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Are bees allowed? Yes, in A-1 District only but see Additional Notes and read full code at http://www.cityofhumboldt.org/humboldt/document_center/uploads/City_Code_Updated_10_13.pdf

165.05 A-1 AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT. 1. Uses. This district is established to accommodate areas predominately agricultural in character or undeveloped for urban use. As urban development expands, areas suitable for such use will be rezoned according to the comprehensive plan. A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes: … Farm or apiary, not to include storage of livestock or commercial poultry farm

If a nuisance was called: Beekeeping would be a Zoning violation if not done in A-1 District. See Additional Notes.

If bees are not “properly confined,” then an Animal Control complaint could be called for “Dangerous Animals,” or neglectful care, etc.


55.01 DEFINITIONS. The following terms are defined for use in this chapter. 3 Dangerous Animals L. Bees

Additional notes: Interim City Administrator Bill noted that special use permits and code amendments can be issued through planning and zoning board on 12 17 2015 to residents wishing to pursue beekeeping outside of the A-1 District.

Contact: Travis Godken

Department: Administration

Title: City Administrator

Email: TravisG@cityofhumboldt.org

Phone: 515-332-3435

County: Humboldt