8 Ways to Be a Courteous Backyard Beekeeper

Tips for Managing a Small Apiary and Respecting Your Neighbors

Being a good beekeeping neighbor is something all backyard beekeepers should be concerned about. Be respectful and thoughtful of our neighbors by following good beekeeping practices.

Know your local laws regarding backyard beekeeping. 

Always have water available for your bees. 

Position your hive opening away from your neighbor’s homes. 

Use fences, screens or hedges to alter their flight pattern. 

Encourage your neighbors to grow pollinator-friendly plants

Be helpful and educate!

Share your harvest.

Only keep gentle bees – this is THE most important rule. 

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