Charles City

Are bees allowed?  Yes. There are no restrictions. (No digital citation as there is no code regarding honey bees.) See Additional Notes.

If a nuisance was called: A valid nuisance must match the definition: Ch. 50 NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE 50.01 DEFINITION OF NUISANCE. Whatever is injurious to health, indecent, or unreasonably offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property so as essentially to interfere unreasonably with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property is a nuisance.

Additional notes: Honey bees and apiculture are not found in the definitions of Agriculture and Farm, including any terms for the UA Urban Agriculture District

Beekeepers wishing to sell their own product do not need a license per CHAPTER 122 PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS, MOBILE FOOD VENDORS, AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS

122.18 LICENSE EXEMPTIONS. The following are excluded from the application of this chapter. … 3. Local Residents and Farmers. Local residents and farmers who offer for sale their own products.

Contact: Trudy O’Donnell

Department: Administration

Title: City Clerk

Email: Trudy@cityofcharlescity.org

Phone: 641-257-6300

County: Floyd