I love local Honey in my green tea, on my toast, and on my Saturday morning pancakes. None of my neighbors are beekeepers or apiarist, so I purchase my honey from different vendors at Market Days in Downtown Columbus, GA.
As backyard farms and urban gardens have taken root in neighborhoods, so have bee hives. I just read a great article from Urban Farm Online.
Step 1: research local beekeeping regulations and ordinances
Clients ask us about “current & future” property use every month and often times our zoning ordinance requires a variance request. As long as the request is reasonable and adjacent property owners agree to the proposed or existing use, then a variance will be accepted by the county.
The following zoning in Muscogee County, GA currently permits apiculture:
- RE10 rural property with 1 house per 10 acres
- RE5 1 house per 5 acres
- RE1 1 house per 1 acre
What is my property currently zoned? Click here to view Muscogee County, GA tax parcel map.
Join the Chattahoocheebeekeepers Club.