Bees By County

This list is designed as a resource document and is updated periodically but should always be independently verified.


  • Acreage Requirements: 5-20 acres once homestead is subtracted
  • Intensity Value: The number of hives required for the land
  • Productivity Value: The taxable value of the land with bees on the property (varies by county and is often a set price OR based on land category)
  • Duration: Required amount of time the bees must stay on the property (since many bees/beekeepers offer commercial application for growers and are migratory)
  • Land Category: Counties have a map or defined land categories such as native pasture, timber, etc. that they assign a productivity value to.

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List of Texas Counties & Beekeeping Requirements:

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