Urban Agriculture and Backyard Beekeeping


By: Cass Clay Food Systems Initiative

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This briefing paper from the Cass Clay Food Systems Initiative of North Dakota provides background information related to urban beekeeping, and addresses the common concerns and benefits from health, environment, social, and economic standpoints. It addresses how each concern can be remedied through ordinance language and education, and provides appendices that share how regional jurisdictions are addressing backyard beekeeping, example policy language from other jurisdictions, and educational material on bee stings.