Beekeeping Now Legal In Lafayette City Limits
It’s now legal to keep bees inside Lafayette’s city limits.
Before the vote, beekeepers could only operate in the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish — a law discovered by City-Parish President Joey Durel after he sought out a beehive of his own.
“You can have bee hives in New York City, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles,” said City-Parish President Joey Durel. “And Lafayette decided 50 years ago we can’t have bees.”
Quarter-acre lots can now have up to two hives, with a maximum of eight hives allowed within an acre or more. Beekeepers must also provide water for the bees.