Can I Keep Honey Bees in My Town?

New Bee Law Website
The Iowa Honey Producers Association (IHPA) proudly announces the immediate availability of This website helps Iowa residents learn their city’s ordinances related to beekeeping. is believed to be the first searchable bee law website in the nation.
Anyone curious about placing a bee hive can open the website, choose a city listed on the front page, read pertinent excerpts from that city’s ordinances, and see contact information for city staff. Digital code citations are given where possible.
With growing interest in pollinator presence and pollinator habitat, aims to responsibly fill a knowledge gap of Iowans interested in beekeeping.
Written in lay terms, is a mobile-friendly website and is supported by the IHPA and the Iowa Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through grant 15-SCBGP-IA-0001.  Creation of site was funded by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant awarded through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

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