Backyard Beekeeping in City of Los Angeles: Signed, Approved - Effective December 6, 2015

City of Los Angeles City Council  From Katherine Peterson    November 12, 2015

The Backyard Beekeeping Ordinance (Council File: 12-0785) was passed by the City of Los Angeles City Council on October 14, 2015, and signed and approved by Mayor Garcetti on October 26, 2015. This ordinance becomes effective on December 6, 2015.

Attached, you'll find the signed ordinance document, which can also be found in the Council File index, and on our website:, under "Ordinances".

Thank you for your interest and involvement in the development of this ordinance to allow beekeeping in more areas throughout our city, supporting the bee population and our local food system.