Active Hive Ready For Adoption

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3 Responses to Active Hive Ready For Adoption

  1. Claudia Griffin says:

    I was on the internet looking for information about raising bees in Palo Alto, when I ran across your blog. Could you send me an email letting me know about the legal requirements of raising bees in Palo Alto and information on your adoption program.

  2. Claudia Griffin says:

    Hi again,
    Just saw the info on your site about adoption! Still trying to get a grasp of the requirements of raising bees in Palo Alto.

  3. Hey Claudia,

    There are many beekeepers in Palo Alto.

    There’s a municipal code in Palo Alto just for Bees. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Many city codes talk about the 25 ft rule but there’s no way in most cities. As long as your neighbors are ok with you having bees. And tell them you’ll share some honey with them when you harvest. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will be emailing you this as well.


    6.20.060 Bees.

    (a) Except in the agricultural zone or open space declared area, no person shall keep or maintain in the city any hive of bees without the written consent of the adjacent neighbors who reside there, whether owners or tenants. Any person who keeps or maintains any hive of bees shall also comply with the following conditions:

    (1) Except in the agricultural zone or the open space declared area, no more than two hives can be maintained on any one lot or parcel of land.

    (2) No hive shall be kept or maintained within twenty-five feet of any property line of the lot or parcel of land upon which it is situated.

    (3) “Front property line,” for the purpose of subsection (a)(2) of this section, is defined as the sidewalk boundary farthest from the street.

    (Ord. 3983 ยง 14, 1990: Ord. 1857 (part), 1959: prior code ยง 18.43)

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