Hailey, Idaho Approves In-Town Beekeeping

Aug 26, 2013

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Officials in the central Idaho town of Hailey have approved beekeeping in the city.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports the Hailey City Council on Monday revised the definition of urban agriculture to include honey production as a permitted use in all residential and transitional zones.

City officials say they approved the plan to help re-establish bee populations.

The ordinance has numerous requirements for beekeepers, including a provision that allows the city to remove hives with aggressive bees.

Neighbors can also object to hives being placed near children with bee allergies.