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Are bees allowed?  Yes, because there is no code.

If a nuisance was called: It would be valid per code below. See also http://www.independenceia.com/DocumentCenter/View/527

CHAPTER 56 DANGEROUS AND VICIOUS ANIMALS 56.01 Definitions 56.03 Dangerous Animals 56.02 Vicious Dogs 56.04 Abatement Procedures 56.01 DEFINITIONS. For use in this chapter, the following terms are defined: 1. “Dangerous animal” means† : A. Badgers, wolverines, weasels, skunk and mink; B. Raccoons; C. Bees;

Additional notes: Definition of Livestock does not include honey bees.


122.17 LICENSE EXEMPTIONS. The following are excluded from the application of this chapter. 1. Newspapers. Persons delivering, collecting for or selling subscriptions to newspapers. 2. Club Members. Members of local civic and service clubs, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers of America and similar organizations. 3. Local Residents and Farmers. Local residents and farmers who offer for sale their own products.

Staff notes that bees are kept in the town’s orchard.

Contact: Doug Cook

Department: Building and Code Enforcement

Title: Building Official

Email: buildingbett@indytel.com

Phone: 319-334-2780

County: Buchanan