Property taxes can be lowered by keeping bees [The Sealy News]
Property taxes on small acreages can now be lowered by keeping bees on the property.
Texas law allows bees and beehives to qualify for reducing property taxes on plots ranging from five to 20 acres similar to livestock or raising hay.
Dennis Herbert drafted the original legislation for the current bee law that allows small acreage landowners to receive their agricultural valuation if they wish to raise bees on their property. He shepherded this bill through the legislature in 2011 and it became law on Jan. 1, 2012. He has been a beekeeper in Bell County for 15 years…