Some answers are here but we're still doing research.
Keeping of Honey bees
Due to changes in the Right to Farm Act, cities and townships now have the right to limit or deny certain 'livestock' within their community boundaries. (This page is still under construction and may not have your city or township.) If you plan on using your bees as a means of livelihood, then you would be considered a farmer and would follow the Farm Act GAMPS laws.
City of Bay City
Bay City allows 2 hives on each property so long as other standards are kept and a permit is processed.