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Urban beekeeping ordinance passed in South Bend

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South Bend residents can now become beekeepers.

The South Bend Common Council passed the urban beekeeping ordinance Monday.

The ordinance passed with a 7 to 1 vote.

This ordinance will allow people to have bee colonies on lots smaller than one-fourth of an acre.

However, your hive has to be 4 feet from the property line and have a flyaway barrier if you don't have a fence.

South Bend Councilman Tim Scott said "To me a unity garden is missing one key ingredient and that is bees," said South Bend Councilman Tim Scott. "I can't say they're going to put bees in every garden but I think its something attainable down the road."

Residential and gardens are not the only places for hives.

One other possible place is a rooftop hive for educational purposes.

 

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