Local Bee law


Adams County (except for A-1, A-2, and A-3 zones)  Adams County

City Of Thornton Beekeeping Permit:  beekeeping_permit_application.pdf (thorntonco.gov)

City Of Northglenn beekeeping permit: Chickens and Bees Permit-City of Northglenn

Brighton beekeeping permit:  Urban_Agriculture_Flyer_2015 (brightonco.gov)

Westminster: https://www.cityofwestminster.us/Portals/1/Documents/Public%20Safety%20-%20Documents/Police%20Department/Backyard%20Livestock%20Permit%20-%20FINAL020416.pdf

Broomfield: https://www.broomfield.org/DocumentCenter/View/12264/Beekeeping-License?bidId=

Denver: https://library.municode.com/co/denver/codes/code_of_ordinances
Article 11 Use Limitations and Definitions: Under Animals permitted without a license: “Domestic Honey Bees •2 hives per zone lot; •Hives must be in rear 1/3 of zone lot with a 5 foot setback from side and rear zone lot lines; •Hives must be screened so that the bees must surmount a 6 foot barrier, which may be vegetative, before leaving the property; •No outdoor storage of any bee paraphernalia or hive materials not being used as a part of a hive.” Denver Zoning Code, Article 11.8..5.1 p 69.