We are considering the possibility of beekeeping on our property on Race Lane...

Asked October 6, 2018, 12:33 PM EDT

We are considering the possibility of beekeeping on our property on Race Lane Rd in Okeana in Butler County. Are there any regulations, laws, licenses etc that I need to be aware of before making the investment in equipment?

Butler County Ohio

1 Response

I strongly urge that you visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Apiary Program to seek information about what you need to do to get started with beekeeping. They provide a wealth of information on all facets of beekeeping:
https://www.agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/apiary-program/!ut/p/z1/rVRNl5ow...

I would also recommend you check with your municipality concerning any regulations regarding having beehives. It's better to check first so you don't experience any disappointing surprises later.