Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Article: Beekeepers Fume at Associations Endorsement of Fatal Insecticide

An article from The Independent on the British Beekeepers Association's endorsement of 4 insecticides, all fatal to bees, and the furor amongst beekeepers these endorsements have caused.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Article: Western Indiana Beekeepers Derail Ordinance

Monta just sent me this link from the Chicago Tribune on a bee ordinance battle in Western Indiana.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bee Ordinance Issue Put to Rest

After emailing both the mayor, Jerry Miller, and the Winona City Inspections office, I have discovered that the Winona City Council is no longer interested in regulating beekeeping through a citywide ordinance. The bee ordinance issue has been put to rest.

I am surprised how fast this became a non-issue. What began as a problem that seemed to need immediate attention from all parties involved, now quietly disappears from the City's agenda.

I will keep my eyes and ears open, however. As this issue illustrates, it often takes but one "squeaky wheel" to create an uproar. However, I think public opinion was against the ordinance from the start.