Keeping Bees in Ramsey County

Before you can keep bees in Ramsey County, Minnesota, you need a permit from Animal Control.  Some of the things the permit requires are:

  • A tall, non-climbable fence
  • Warning signs with letters at least 4 inches high
  • Permission from nearby neighbors

With the help of many others at the garden, we built the fence in 2008, and applied for (and received) the permit then, but it was too late in the year for bees to move in.  My sister painted some great signs to hang on the fence, and then we waited…and finally ordered bees in early 2009.

This is our garden’s first experience in community beekeeping.  I’m hoping that it will be a positive experience for everyone in the community, and that it will help people realize just how much fun bees are!

Advertisements
Published on 23 April 2009 at 3:00 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://citybees.wordpress.com/keeping-bees-in-ramsey-county/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: