Chapter 6.15


6.15.010    Definitions.

6.15.020    Keeping of bees.

6.15.030    Identification of hives.

6.15.010 Definitions.

Apiary. Includes bees and hives wherever they are kept, located, or found.

Bees. Honey-producing insects of the genus Apis. It includes all life stages of such insects.

Hive. Any receptacle or container, or part of any receptacle or container, which is inhabited by a live colony of bees.

(Code 1965, § 5700; Code 2002, § 10-71. Ord. No. 942)

Cross references: Definitions generally, § 1.05.100.

6.15.020 Keeping of bees.

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep bees or maintain an apiary in the city, except under the following conditions:

(1) No more than two hives to every parcel or lot of land under 10,000 square feet in area; provided, that for every 10,000 feet in excess of 10,000 square feet, there may be one additional hive;

(2) No hive shall be kept or maintained within 25 feet of any property line of the lot or parcel upon which it is situated; and

(3) The front property line for the purposes of subsection (2) herein shall be defined as the sidewalk boundary furthest from the street.

(Code 1965, § 5701; Code 2002, § 10-72. Ord. No. 942)

6.15.030 Identification of hives.

Every person maintaining bees on the premises shall identify the bee hives by affixing and maintaining a sign on the entrance to such person’s property showing the name of the owner or person in possession of same, and his address and telephone number, or a statement that he has no phone. The sign shall be lettered in black at least one inch in height on a white or light background.

(Code 1965, § 5701; Code 2002, § 10-73. Ord. No. 942)