[ExI] Los Angeles council approves backyard beekeeping law

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 22:24:36 UTC 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council on Wednesday voted to legalize
urban beekeeping, overturning a ban dating to 1879



That means the nation's second-largest city will join New York, San
Francisco and others that permit beekeeping within their borders.

The city has many hives already — some illegal and some wild. Some
estimates put the number of wild hives at 10 per square mile.
The new ordinance restricts beekeeping to backyards of single-family
homes, sets buffer zones and requires beekeepers to keep a water
source for the hives. The hobbyists also must register with the Los
Angeles County Agricultural Commission.


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