New Proposed Beekeeping Regulations

New Proposed Beekeeping Regulations

A story published on www.northjersey.com calls for action against newly proposed beekeeping regulations.  Hobby beekeepers say the regulations would discourage beginning beekeepers. The proposed regulations restrict hives in residential lots less than one-quarter acre where agriculture is not permitted. Residential lots of one-quarter to five acres would be allowed two hives. Hives that have been around since 2015 are allowed under the new regulations. You can send you comments to proposedrulesplantindustry@ag.state.nj.us by Jan. 19th.  The proposed regulations can be accessed here, and the New Jersey Beekeepers’ response can be accessed here.