Urban Beekeeping

The following municipalities and/or counties have been “mis-bee-‘havin'” and do NOT allow urban beekeeping. This is not an all-inclusive list! If you have any updates to this list, please contact me at: president@coloradobeekeepers.org.

Broomfield

Lafayette–Bee ordinance PASSED 1/2015!

Lone Tree

Superior

Windsor Estates

Westminster

If you are interested in keeping bees in your community, you will need to check your municipal code to determine if bees are allowed. To check you municipal code, simply type ” ___ municipal code” in your search engine (___ is your municipality/county name). Click on the link and then conduct a search for “bees”. If there are any bans/restrictions, they should display.

There are many Front Range communities that have adopted reasonable restrictions on urban beekeeping. Links to the municipal code for these communities may be found here:

Adams County–Chapter 4, Page 244-246.

Arvada–Bee ordinance PASSED in August, 2012!

Aurora

Brighton–Bee ordinance PASSED in March, 2015!

Denver

Douglas County

Fort Collins

Jefferson County–Bee ordinance PASSED in March, 2013!

Lakewood–Bee ordinance PASSED in December, 2012!

Littleton

Louisville

Thornton

Wellington– Bee ordinance PASSED in April, 2014!

Windsor

Did you survive the first round of urban beekeeping challenges? If so, you are ready to move to round 2–your HOA! If you live in an HOA, you need to double-check your HOA covenants to see if beekeeping is allowed.

Best Practices

The CSBA Best Practices committee completed the “CSBA’s Best Management Practices for Urban, Suburban and Small Scale Beekeeping“.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
1
Wed
6:30 pm SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The SouthEast Beekeepers Club is a fairly unstructured group of beekeeping people who get together once a month to share information, ask questions, get news, etc. Other than having a pot luck prior to and[...]
Apr
2
Thu
6:00 pm Spring Splitting your Hives
Spring Splitting your Hives
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
April is the time of year for splits as the first calls for swarms start coming around April 10th. This class focus is judging your hive for the right time to split. Splitting with or[...]
Apr
4
Sat
10:00 am Introduction to Beekeeping
Introduction to Beekeeping
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This class focuses on starting a beehive in April with a bee package or nuc. Preparing your equipment where to place your hive. What to expect when getting started. Classes At Wardle Feed Saturday Mornings[...]
Apr
7
Tue
9:00 am Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come join us for a hands-on series of 8 classes that will support you through the beekeeping season from March to October. Location: Classes are held at the Growing Gardens Greenhouse 1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder,[...]
6:00 pm Swarms: How To Catch A Swarm
Swarms: How To Catch A Swarm
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In this class the first rule with any swarm is safety. How locate and identify wild hives in your area. Different methods for capturing swarms and why. Swarm traps and more. $35 per couple Classes[...]
Apr
8
Wed
6:00 pm Introduction to Beekeeping
Introduction to Beekeeping
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This class focuses on starting a beehive in April with a bee package or nuc. Preparing your equipment where to place your hive. What to expect when getting started. $35 per couple Classes At the[...]
6:30 pm Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This month’s meeting will be held at the United Power Building on March 11th at 6:30pm. Miles McGaughey will be our guest speaker and will be covering topics relevant to this time of year. Other[...]
7:00 pm Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello Mile Hivers, Don’t forget our next meeting is this Wednesday 2/11/15 at 7 PM. We will meet at the Mercury Café which is located at 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205. Regards John
Apr
11
Sat
9:00 am Class II: Understanding the Bees @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Class II: Understanding the Bees @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
In this class we will focus on basic honeybee biology, the caste and rolls of bees that live in a colony and cover the ecology of honeybees. In the lab we will learn about hive[...]

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