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South Dakota considering beekeeping proposal in Sioux Falls

October 1, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls city officials are considering a proposal to allow people to keep bees at their homes.

The draft proposal the city council is discussing Tuesday would allow beekeeping permits at the one-time fee of $50 as long as applicants show they’ve taken a beekeeping course and have gotten permission from nearby property owners.

The Argus Leader reports that beekeeping in Sioux Falls is currently only allowed on land zoned as agricultural.

People would be limited to four hives and they would need to be kept in back yards at least 25 feet from the nearest home.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com