WHY DO NJ BEEKEEPERS FEEL THEY’VE BEEN STUNG BY STATE DOA?05 Feb 2018, Posted by News, State News in
Proposed regulations, they claim, would eliminate urban beekeeping and severely restrict the practice in most suburbs
Honeybee colonies worldwide have come under attack in recent years by the mysterious colony collapse disorder and vicious mite infestations. Now, in New Jersey, state regulations aimed at backyard beekeepers could become another threat to the bee population.
The proposed regulations would, among other changes, ban individuals from maintaining hives on properties of less than a quarter acre and place a two-hive limit on beekeepers with anywhere from a quarter acre to five acres of land.