Bees in city limits

Asked March 11, 2018, 8:45 AM EDT

Are there any law about keeping need in Nashville city limit

Williamson County Tennessee

1 Response

Hi, I'm not aware of any Nashville specific laws. There is a state law that limits local government ability to regulate beekeeping through zoning codes, so you would need to ask there to get an official answer.

That said, we recommend following the state Best Management Practices which limit your liability as a beekeeper and show that you are following state accepted best practices. Please see the two links to this voluntary program at this link
https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/businesses/bees/forms.html