Are bees allowed? NO, not permitted in any zoning district
Agriculture: The use of land for purposes of growing the usual farm products, including vegetables, fruit, trees and grains; pasturage; dairying; animal and poultry husbandry; and the necessary accessory uses for treating or storing the produce; provided that the operation of such accessory uses shall be secondary to that of the regular agricultural activities.
Agriculture is allowed in all districts; apiculture is not considered agriculture with this definition.
This would be a zoning violation, but Planner Andy Kass suggests that the Police Department might be more appropriate as a first call to begin an investigation. Development Services would be the enforcing agency.
Kass states that the City is approaching Agriculture from a traditional crop perspective. ‘”Animal husbandry” is included in the definition, but there is no definition of “animal;” this prohibition on honey bees seems to be a matter of staff interpretation.
Contact: Andy Kass
Department: Development Services
Title: Planner II