Issues Happening Right Now!
Plymouth Township in Montgomery County, Pa., has introduced ordinances which would, among other things:
1) Ban beekeeping for any homeowner with less than 3/4 of an acre. (This would automatically ban 92% of all township homeowners from keeping honey bees.)
2) Would require a secondary fence (even if a property line fence is already in place) around any such permitted hives, although a 75 foot setback from the property line will be required. (This will increase the startup costs of this simple hobby for new beekeepers, beyond what some can afford.)