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The Vermont Statutes Online


Title 6 : Agriculture


(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 3034)
  • § 3034. Establishing an apiary location

    No person shall locate an apiary within two miles of an existing apiary registered to a different person, with the following exceptions:

    (1) a person may locate an apiary anywhere on his or her own property;

    (2) beekeepers with a total ownership of ten hives or less shall be exempt from this restriction;

    (3) existing apiaries so long as they are properly registered with the State are exempt;

    (4) a person may locate an apiary within two miles of another existing apiary provided the owner of the existing apiary gives written permission or the existing apiary has less than 15 hives; or

    (5) if a registered apiary of 15 or more hives should fall below and remain below 15 hives, anyone can petition the State and establish an apiary within two miles of the existing apiary provided the number of hives in the existing apiary stays below 15 for two years from the time of the petition. An apiary that loses the protection of the two-mile limit in this manner cannot be built back above the number of hives it had at the end of the two-year period. (Added 1983, No. 83, § 1; amended 2019, No. 129 (Adj. Sess.), § 10.)