Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bee Ordinance Passes

FYI, a quick update:

Denver's City Council passed the bee ordinance to the zoning code on Monday night.

The zoning code now allows beehives and here are the specifics...2 hives per zone lot; hives must be in rear 1/3 of zone lot with a five foot setback from side and rear zone lot lines; the hives must be screened so that the bees must fly over a six foot barrier, which may be vegetative, before leaving the property; no outdoor storage of any bee paraphernalia or hive materials not being used as a part of a hive.

This zoning changes does not affect all zoning areas. It is specific to RS-4, R-0, R-1, R-2, R-2-A, R-2-B, R-3, R-3-X, R-4, R-4-X, R-MU-20, R-MU-30, MS-1, MS-2, MS-3 or R-X zone districts.

More later....

2 comments:

Kitt said...

Hooray!

Green Me said...

That is exciting! Longmont already allows bees, but not chickens. Strange world that we have created. Hopefully, chickens, bees, and frong yard gardens will be welcome everywhere in the coming years!

As a favor -- please spread the word that we are working hard to get the chicken ordinance passed in Longmont (right now it is not looking very optimistic).

http://longmont-urbanhens.blogspot.com/