Re: Likelihood of Swarms Going into Neighbors' Homes?
Not to kick your question sideways, but beekeeping that is allowed (or, at least, not disallowed) by homeowner's insurance does not mean that your municipality sees things the same way. Look for a phrase like "except where prohibited" or "subject to local and state laws" in your paperwork. Talk to some folks in a local club and who are in your same situation (setting) to hear their experiences. AND talk to your zoning officer. I'm not trying to rain on your parade; it sounds like you have done your homework.
Originally Posted by csc
There is one other thing to consider: Even if a municipality allows bees, repeated swarming and any complaints by neighbors could be construed as rising to the level of a public safety issue (true or not). When that happens in my area, it is the state that gets involved, not local government.
Pete. New 2013, 7 hives, zone 6a
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