Application for:
HONEY BEEKEEPING PERMIT
(As per Municipal Code §99-23)
505 Third Street Hudson, WI 54016 (715)386-4776 www.ci.hudson.wi.us
Date
Applicant Name
Mailing Address
Phone
Email
Property Owner Signature
(if different than applicant)
Site Address
(number)
(other information)
Number and location of hives on the property
The following are to be included with the application:
Detailed sketch plan of the lot on which the colony will be located, including the lot dimensions,
proposed location of colony hives, an accurate scaled dimensional drawing of the proposed
location to each of the lot’s property lines and recreational areas on all adjacent lots
Location of water source
If required, the location and height of all flyway barriers
Application fee (nonrefundable) of $40.00 payable to the City of Hudson
Proof of attendance at an educational beekeeping workshop, or proof of prior beekeeping
experience (instructor/mentor signature or certificate would suffice)
Certificate of Compliance application (if bees will be on a commercially zoned property)
Neighbor Notification Form
I hereby acknowledge that this information is complete and accurate; that the work will be in
conformance with the ordinances and codes of the City of Hudson; that I understand this is not a permit,
but only an application for a permit. I acknowledge that structures will be constructed in accordance with
the approved plans. This permit will be valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. Permit holder will be
responsible for obtaining a renewal beekeeping permit before either the expiry date of this permit or April
1
st
of the following year, whichever comes first.
NOTE: If application is being filed after April 1
st
, the permit will go into effect the following year.
Applicant’s Printed Name
Application #
Receipt # Date of Issuance Expiration Date
(street)
12/2018
Approved / Denied by:
Date
OFFICE USE ONLY
_________________________________
Applicant’s Signature
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signature
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What are the requirements for honeybee keeping in the City of Hudson?
The following is a checklist of requirements from Chapter 99-23 of the City of Hudson’s municipal
code. Please read through and abide by all the requirements below to make sure your proposed
beekeeping permit will be approved.
What is required of all beekeepers?
Zoning
Property MUST be zoned either as R1 One-family Residential or B2 General Business
Lot Size
o One-half (1/2) acre or smaller lot allows for up to two (2) colonies on the property
o Between one-half (1/2) acre and one acre (1) allows for up to four (4) colonies on the
property
o One (1) acre or larger lots allow up to four (4) colonies or more, depending on lot size and use
Setbacks / Hive Location
o Property boundaries
Twenty (20) feet from all property lines*
Hives may ONLY be located in backyards. However, side yards are acceptable if there
is no adequate space available to do beekeeping in the backyard
o Recreational areas (pools, decks, jungle gyms, etc.)
Thirty (30) feet from all neighboring properties’ recreational areas*
o All hives must be located near each other to form a single apiary
o No hives may be located on rooftops
Water Source
A continuous water source needs to be provided immediately within the apiary to prevent bees
from seeking out water sources at other nearby properties.
Neighbor(s) Written Consent
The City of Hudson is requiring beekeepers to collect signatures from all adjoining and/or
diagonally abutting property owners as well as those across an alley. If any objections arise on the
consent form, the permit application will be sent to the Plan Commission and Common Council
for consideration.
Special Requirements?
In particular circumstances, additional requirements may be necessary.
Flyway Barrier
o ONLY required if hives are located within twenty (20) feet of a property line
o MUST be at least six (6) feet in height
o Can be a closed fence, evergreen hedge, building, or other solid structure
Certificate of Compliance
If your property is commercially zoned (B2 General Business), a Certificate of Compliance
application is also required in addition to the beekeeping permit. Please see §255-77 for details.
*Requirement may be negated with written permission from neighbors.
NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION FORM (BEEKEEPING PERMIT)
In accordance with the City of Hudson Municipal Code Chapter 99-23, I acknowledge that I have
been notified of my neighbor’s intent to have bee hive(s) at their home.
Date Information Provided:
Address for Potential Bee Hives: _
Beekeeping Applicant: ___________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives up to a 20 ft proximity of my property.
Phone: Address:
Date: Name: _____________________________________________ _____________________
____________________________________________ ____________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives less than 20 ft from my property.
Object - Reason?:
Household has resident with honeybee allergy (must provide medical documentation)
_________
_________
__________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives up to a 20 ft proximity of my property.
Phone: Address:
Date: Name: _____________________________________________ _____________________
____________________________________________ ____________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives less than 20 ft from my property.
Object - Reason?:
Household has resident with honeybee allergy (must provide medical documentation)
_________
_________
__________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives up to a 20 ft proximity of my property.
Phone: Address:
Date: Name: _____________________________________________ _____________________
____________________________________________ ____________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives less than 20 ft from my property.
Object - Reason?:
Household has resident with honeybee allergy (must provide medical documentation)
_________
_________
__________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
ANY OBJECTIONS FOR PERMIT APPROVAL WILL BE BROUGHT TO PLAN COMMISSION AND COMMON COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION.
SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives up to a 20 ft proximity of my property.
Phone: Address:
Date: Name: _____________________________________________ _____________________
____________________________________________ ____________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives less than 20 ft from my property.
Household has resident with honeybee allergy (must provide medical documentation)
_________
_________
Object - Reason?: __________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives up to a 20 ft proximity of my property.
Phone: Address:
Date: Name: _____________________________________________ _____________________
____________________________________________ ____________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives less than 20 ft from my property.
Household has resident with honeybee allergy (must provide medical documentation)
_________
_________
Object - Reason?: __________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives up to a 20 ft proximity of my property.
Phone: Address:
Date: Name: _____________________________________________ _____________________
____________________________________________ ____________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives less than 20 ft from my property.
Household has resident with honeybee allergy (must provide medical documentation)
_________
_________
Object - Reason?: __________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives up to a 20 ft proximity of my property.
Phone: Address:
Date: Name: _____________________________________________ _____________________
____________________________________________ ____________________
Approve - Allow beekeeper to place hives less than 20 ft from my property.
Household has resident with honeybee allergy (must provide medical documentation)
_________
_________
Object - Reason?: __________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________________
(if more signatures are required, please print multiple pages)
ANY OBJECTIONS FOR PERMIT APPROVAL WILL BE BROUGHT TO PLAN COMMISSION AND COMMON COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION.
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