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Posted on: July 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City asks community opinions about beekeeping

Image of honey bees on a comb, with the word "bees" repeated behind.

The latest buzz from the city’s Planning Division is to ask neighbors what they think about allowing beekeeping within city limits.

A neighbor interested in beekeeping prompted Planning staff to research beekeeping in the city. As they draft an ordinance to introduce to the city commission, we want to survey the community to see what everyone thinks about it.

The survey will take you about three minutes to complete. You can find it online here directly: We have also posted a link from our website home page, at, in City Spotlights.

Planning staff are tentatively scheduling the ordinance for introduction at the Aug. 15 city commission meeting, with final consideration at the Sept. 5 city commission meeting. Neighbors can give public comment at both of these meetings.

If you would like to share additional information about beekeeping with Planning, or have questions about the process, please call them at 269-966-3311 or email Planning Supervisor Darcy Schmitt at



Take the beekeeping survey!
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