Indiana Bee-related Policies

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Indiana Bee-related Zoning Ordinances

In support of beekeepers across Indiana, TBoI has partnered with Indiana legislators to draft legislation that supports beekeeping throughout the state. Public Law 193 (passed 2 May 2019) and Public Law 159 (passed 13 Mar 2024) prohibit restrictions against beekeeping in municipalities and HOA-managed neighborhoods, respectively. Public Law 159 includes include guidance that can be leveraged in the establishment of new ordinances in Indiana municipalities or Restrictive Covenants (or amendments thereto) for HOA-managed neighborhoods.
Public Law 193 (municipalities)
Public Law 159 (HOA-managed neighborhoods)

Municipal Ordinances (if you are aware of others, please let us know!)

AvonBedford
Code of Ordinances Sec. 91.20
Fishers
Unified Zoning Ordinance Sec. 5.7.2
Greenfield
Code of Ordinances Sec. 90.20
Indianapolis
Sec. 743-304. – Agricultural, animal related, and food production uses.
E.2. Garden as a primary use.Sec. 743-306. – Accessory and temporary uses.
V. Personal garden.

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