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
Photo by Cedar Phillips
Last updated Dec. 18, 2012