just read this, yorkville, Illinois banning beekeeping. some great points made about property rights, here is the article: Yorkville City Council denies hobby beekeeping just a few snips: "In the end, those opposing the amendment said they thought the proposal needed something more for neighbors who might be against it, particularly if they had a health problem, such an allergy to bee stings." LOL........ â€œI still have a problem with the fact that thereâ€™s no recourse for a neighbor,â€ said Alderman Carlo Colosimo, 1st Ward. â€œSomeone plops a beehive next to a neighbor dead against it, and there is no recourse.â€ more LOL, ought to live in my city neighborhood, with my neighbors burning couches and furniture in the yard, shooting at hornet's nests, and chickens coops against fence-lines and chickens left to run wherever they want...... "â€œYeah, thereâ€™s nothing in there that says you can object to it,â€ Funkhouse said about the beekeeping amendment. â€œBut I canâ€™t object to a neighbor putting in a pool, I canâ€™t object to a fence that goes up next to me that I donâ€™t like, I canâ€™t object to a very large shed that goes in.â€ â€œMost of the responses I saw asked, why do we need to have it regulated?â€ she said. â€œI found nobody adamantly opposed to it. I donâ€™t have a problem with it.â€ City staff pointed out that if there were a provision allowing even one resident to stop a beehive, it would give that neighbor a lot of power over someone elseâ€™s property. If the city followed usual protocol for a special use, both sides could plead before the City Council, which would be the final decider."