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Beekeeping

Bee on a flower

Since 2015, properties in Brooklyn Park can keep honeybees with an approved registration.

Requirements

  • 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.

Public notification

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.

Registration period

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

Applications

Beekeeping registration application (PDF)

Beekeeping renewal application (PDF)

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone and email

Michelle Peterson
763-493-8116
Email Michelle Peterson

 
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