Keeping of Honeybees, City Council Bill 548, Ordinance No. 59-87(b)(2)c

Jurisdiction Name: Denver
State/Province: CO
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 600,158
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2008
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: agriculture, bees, food production, healthy, honeybees, keeping of honeybees, land use, local, local food production, local foods, urban, urban agriculture, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

Denver City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Denver City Council
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

This ordinance allows residents in Denver, CO to raise domestic honeybees. Previously outlawed, residents may now have 2 hives per zone lot, located in the rear of the property. A six-foot barrier must be provided that bees would have to fly over to leave the property. Bee paraphernalia unused by the hive must not be stored outside.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1