Duluth Now Beekeeper Friendly

By KBJR News 1

October 22, 2012 Updated Oct 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Beekeeping in the City of Duluth will now be allowed after the City Council gave the thumbs up to the practice Monday.

There will be restrictions on the number of honeybee hives to five, as well as hive placement and lot size restrictions.

Beekeepers will also have a pay a $10 fee.

Beekeepers say the practice has already been taking place throughout the city by dozens of beekeepers.

"This has been going on for a long time, so I think it needs to just go ahead. I don't see where it's going to be a problem unless a child gets into the yard and starts poking at the hive, which I don't see them doing that. Bees are pretty busy and they're just going to be doing their thing," said Councilor Jay Fosle.

The ordinance will take effect in about a month.

Posted to Web by Jena Pike