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That's a joke. How many property owners would actually be within 30 yards? Basically all that means is if one neighbor says no, then it's no bees for you.
Shouldn't it read, Weed legalized in Minneapolis.
Why the hell can't the city resist the lure of charging for every damn thing we want to do? For a $100 initial charge and $50 renewal EVERY YEAR what does the beekeeper get from the city?
I wish people would realize how important bees are to our well being
50 bucks a year? Totally prices the honey outside of reasonable.
...got my grandparent's generation through the first Great Depression and WWII. How about we get over all the precious zoning and let people go back to raising a little food themselves. A great lesson for the kids: "No,Timmy,chickens don't always come from the store, wrapped in plastic." Beekeeping is a basic human activity, necessary to the pollination of flowers and crops. We might learn a thing or two by reclaiming some of these oldways.
but it's a start and it could have been worse. It will take a couple of years before anyone can tell how acceptable the law is. We should start thinking now and start working to get less restrictions as in the first few years the only real bee attacks will be from over zealous anti-bee people and because of bad bee keepers.
Cities are a great nectar source for honey bees. While every flower is not a nectar source, the city is full of many that are. Properly managed and in a good location for nectar producing flowers, a beehive could produce 200 lbs of excess honey per year.
Beekeeping is a great way to learn about nature. Many new facets come up. Learning plant types, when they bloom, different pollen sources.
Can you keep bees in St Paul?
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