City Council hears buzz on bees and LIDs


August 4, 2021

A city ordinance outlining requirements for beehives on properties will be updated after several residents testified that the current ordinance wasn’t in the best interest of local beekeepers.

The issue came to the Sweet Home City Council’s attention at their Tuesday, July 27, meeting. Citizens Ken and Fran Bronson expressed a desire to see the ordinance change after being informed of a violation from a code enforcement officer, who had received a complaint that the Bronsons’ hives were too close to a neighbor’s property line.

The city’s current code states that hives be kept at l...

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