Personal Beekeeping Viewed as a Honey of an Idea

Glendale zoning officials are now working on an amendment to municipal codes that would allow personal beekeeping in most of the community’s residential zones, based on recommendations by the Sustainability Commission and the City Council.

Under the new code, homeowners with lots smaller than 10,000 square feet would be able to have up to two apiaries, while those with larger lots may be able to have up to five. Various other measures would deal with the placement of the hives in terms of distance from neighboring properties and ground clearance.

The decision saw unanimous approval by the council last week, nearly a year after the panel first considered the issue in response to a complaint filed against a resident.

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