Below is a code of conduct that we expect our members to follow


  • Being respectful of your neighbors, is a must. If (DPH) Department of Public Health deems your bees a nuisance or you are unable to work out a compromise with your neighbors, (Neighbors must be willing to compromise) all hives must be removed, period.
  • Excessive hives will be considered an agricultural business and not permitted.
  • Beekeepers are passionate about the craft and have strong varied opinions. Do not criticize others for their methods or anyone who may not agree with you.
  • SFBA’s EC/Board will take a position on any disagreements¬† between the City and any¬† beekeeper. We are not a safe haven for rogue beekeepers