Hives must be registered with the Ag Commissioner. The minimum lot size for beekeeping is 5,000 square feet.
Two hives are permitted on lots less than 10,000 square feet. Four hives are permitted on lots from 10,000 to 20,000 square feet. Six hives are permitted on lots greater than 20,000 square feet.
Lots may temporarily have double the number of allowed hives for 60 days to allow for hive management and to minimize the likelihood of swarming.
Ground level hives shall be enclosed by fencing or a similar barrier to prevent unauthorized access. A solid fence, dense hedge, or similar barrier must exist at the entrance to all hives at a minimum of 6' in height and 2' in width beyond both ends of the hives, between the hives and interior property lines.
Roof level hives are permitted when enclosed by fencing or a similar barrier to prevent unauthorized access.
A permanent fresh water source shall be provided within 15 feet on the same lot as the hives.