Cuyahoga Falls City Council on Monday, Sept. 12, unanimously approved new beekeeping regulations.

At the public hearing on the issue Sept. 6, planning director Fred Guerra said last year the city received several complaints and inquiries about urban beekeeping.

"Based on these complaints and inquiries, it was decided to amend the General Development code to allow beekeeping on single-family residential lots and in E-1 Employment Districts."

The amendment would both allow and regulate beekeeping, he said.

Council's planning and zoning committee on Sept. 6 voted to bring the legislation out for a vote on Monday, Sept. 12.

On Monday, the legislation with the new beekeeping regulations was sent back to a committee for further discussion. After more public input and committee discussion, the legislation was approved by Council with some adjustments.

See the Sept. 18 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.