Chickens and Bees in the City
Bees and chickens are just two of the options for a backyard garden in Minneapolis.
Honeybees pollinate and fertilize many plants, helping your vegetables, flowers, fruits, and other garden plants thrive. You also get the benefit of being able to extract your own honey and beeswax.
Backyard hens are versatile. They lay high-quality eggs, but also act as master gardeners, pest exterminators, and before you know it, beloved members of the family.
These fact sheets (pdf) provide a summary of the City's rules governing the raising and keeping of bees and fowl:
- Raising bees in Minneapolis
- Raising fowl and small animals in Minneapolis
For Further Information on Permits:
Want information on how to raise chickens in your backyard?
Backyard Chicken Basics, University of Minnesota Extension
Want to help bees but don't have a bee hive? Learn more about what you can do to plant and provide habitat for bees.
Photo by Cedar Phillips
Last updated Nov. 26, 2013