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Beekeeping

You can keep honeybees in Brooklyn Park with an approved registration.

Bee

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) >

Map of bee hives

Launch the interactive bee hive map

Bee Map