Beekeeping Permits

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

The City of Holland now allows the keeping of honeybees within the city limits.  

Those wishing to keep honeybees must obtain the necessary permit and follow all restrictions set forth in the City Ordinance: http://ecode360.com/documents/HO3221/source/522187.pdf

Please read the City Ordinance for all detailed information on conditions.

Honeybee applications are available below or go to the Community & Neighborhood Services Department at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 270 S. River Avenue, Holland.  

Permits are for 3 years and are $25.00.  For more information on fees see the application below.

For any questions about beekeeping in the City of Holland, please contact

Mark Vanderploeg (616-355-1494)
cns@cityofholland.com

For questions about bees and guidance from experienced beekeepers, please contact the following resources:
Holland Area Beekeepers' Association:  www.hollandbees.org  
Michigan Beekeepers' Association:  www.michiganbees.org
American Beekeeping Federation:  www.abfnet.org