Are bees allowed?  Yes, with a Special Exception Use Permit in the A – Agricultural District. City has no ordinances related to honey bees. Procedure for gaining the Special Exception Use Permit is outlined on p. 205 in a document located at:

If a nuisance was called: A zoning violation would be in effect. Special Exception Use Permit requires neighbor input. Definition of Dangerous Animal does not specifically include honey bees.

Additional notes: None.

Contact: Bob Hendricks

Department: Building and Zoning

Title: Assistant City Administrator/Building Inspector and Zoning Official


Phone: 515-462-1422

County: Madison