Since 2015, properties in Brooklyn Park can keep honeybees with an approved registration.
The number of hives allowed is based on the size of the property; a typical residential lot is allowed 2 hives.
Any hive on the property must be setback at least 10 feet from the property line.
If a hive is located closer than 25 feet to the property line, a flyway barrier is required.
The beekeeper applying for the registration must have attended a beekeeping class from an accredited Minnesota institution.
The City will notify all residents living within 200 feet of the property line of a proposed apiary (beekeeping) site when an application is received.
All apiary locations will be shown on a public information map.
Registrations are valid from April 1 through the following March 31 and must be renewed each year.
Apply for an apiary registration
Submit a completed registration form with the following:
The owner and beekeepers information
A sketch of the property showing the location of the hives, water source, setbacks and flyway barrier (if required)
A copy of the certificate of completion of a beekeeping course
A one-time registration fee of $75.00
Beekeeping registration application (PDF)
Beekeeping renewal application (PDF)
Map of bee hives
Learn more about beekeeping and see our map
5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We are closed Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.
Phone and email
Email Michelle Peterson