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BEEKEEPING LAWS

Disclaimer: Individuals are encouraged to contact their local governments for the most current laws.

State and County

  • Washington State Legislature — Revised Code of WA

  • Washington State Dept. of Agriculture — Apiary Page

  • Pierce County Charter and Code (Title 8 Section 94)

Pierce County Charter and Code

  • 8.94.010 Policy and Purpose.

  • 8.94.020 Definitions.

  • 8.94.030 Beekeeping – Maintenance of Colonies.

  • 8.94.040 Hive Placement.

  • 8.94.050 Nuisance Declared.

  • 8.94.060 Enforcement and Entry – Right of Entry for Inspection.

  • 8.94.070 Violation – Penalty.

  • 8.94.080 Severability.

  • Cross references: Chapter 15.60 RCW, Chapter 8.08 PCC

    • For more information, please visit the Pierce County Charter and Code website.

Tacoma Municipal Code

  • 5.24.010 Beekeeping – Maintenance of colonies – Nuisances designated.

  • 5.24.020 Enforcement and entry – Right of entry for inspection.

  • 5.24.030 Violation – Penalty.

    • For more information, please visit the Tacoma Municipal Code website.

Cities

  • Puyallup

  • Tacoma Municipal Code

  • Federal Way

  • Edgewood

  • Lakewood

  • Auburn

 

WA State Legislature

  • RCW 15.60 – Apiaries

  • RCW 15.62: Honey bee commission

  • RCW 69.28: Honey, standards and marketing

  • WAC 16-600 – Honey

  • WAC 16-602 – Apiaries

    • For more information, please visit the WA State Legislature website.

 

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