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.