Shenandoah

Are bees allowed?  No. Per Ch. 55 Animal Protection and Control:

20. Bee Keeping. It is unlawful for any person to keep or harbor bees unless the same is specifically authorized under the City’s Zoning Ordinance as an agricultural or commercial use.

See Additional Notes. No digital citation available for reference.

If a nuisance was called: There would a zoning violation rather than a nuisance complaint.

Additional notes:  A resident could become “specifically authorized under the City’s Zoning Ordinance as an agricultural or commercial use” by petitioning the Planning and Zoning Commission to include “Beekeeping” as an accepted agricultural use in the RF (Farm Residence District). Once it passed Commission, for recommendation, the petition would then go before the City Council for final approval.

Contact: Jim Davey

Department: Administration

Title: City Administrator

Email: jdavey@shenandoahiowa.net

Phone: 712-246-4411

County: Fremont and Page