Beekeeper in Forsyth County told to pack up his hives

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CUMMING, Ga. -- A local beekeeper is being told by the Forsyth County Code enforcement that his bees are in violation of county's zoning laws. Nicholas Weaver, who has raised bees at his Cumming home since he was 13, has been told to move his hives, 11Alive's Jeff Hullinger reports. ( http://tinyurl.com/455r7fx ) Tom Brown, director of Planning and Community Development said in an email to 11Alive News that the development code prohibits livestock raising in most residential zoning districts. It also defines livestock as domesticated animals for profit or personal use. Based on this, it says beekeeping is prohibited in most residential zoning districts." Beekeeping is allowed in agricultural zoning districts.