Just got an email from the state Ag department notifying me of new proposed beekeeping rules. Here is a link to the proposed regulations: http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/news/h...ics170726.html
This is bad. Among other things it would set a Limit to 2 hives for properties between 1/4 and 5 acres. Under1/4 acre would not be allowed to keep hives although there is a provision for waiver for existing hives. You can also get a waiver for more than 2 hives on 1/4 to 5 acres. The details required to get the waiver are a real hassle. There is also conflicting wording regarding properties over 5 acres. I downloaded the regs to a word document and it came to 23 pages, Ugh!
Here is the state Ag site which also contains the above link under Hot Topics: http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/index.shtml
I suggest you contact the department and your state representative to voice your opposition to these rules.