The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a beehive at a community garden at 499 Main St. in Sullivan Square.
Gardens for Charlestown needed zoning approval for an apiary because it would be closer to the street than normally allowed under the city's urban-agriculture zoning code.
Andrew Oliver of Gardens for Charlestown said beekeeper Dan Ellis has extensive experience maintaining beehives in Hull. Oliver said the honey would not be for sale - it would either go to members or remain with the bees.
The board approved the project unanimously.
"I think that's the best case we've had since I've been on this board," member Mark Fortune said.