Urban beekeeping feeling the sting of cities' rules

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  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Aug. 21, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    I feel bad for allergy sufferers of all kinds. I have them myself. However, we have to use other means of coping with allergies than eliminating (horrors) all the things that cause allergies. There are even people allergic to sunlight. Keep the bees, learn how to avoid plants that will attract them to your yard (if you can't tolerate having them there), and be prepared with allergy remedies. Bees are important beyond what anyone can explain or extol.

  • Archer Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 21, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    As an avid honey eater, I eager to see a truce between man and our small yellow friends.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Aug. 21, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    With out those bees we suffer. My wife are alergic to bee stings and she knows they are important to our lives. Why those politics be involved to control this. Some stupid people are planting some flowers that are very attractive to honey bees and as well to all other bees (yellow/wasp). If that is so, then get rid of those some plants or move away you bee fear haters.

    Aug. 21, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    First you get the bees, then you get the honey, then you get the women.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 21, 2012 3:23 a.m.

    Even people in the urban living needs these bees and the pollinating they provide. Without these bees it would make yard gardens obsolete and prevent vegetables and fruit production for home use. We need the bees more than some people don't with their fears and pesty fly by's buzzing them outside.

    The bee keepers who tend for and care for these bees are providing a free service for financially strapped americans and they provide a product called honey that can be put in food storage for centuries.

    Forcing bees out of the cities is a big mistake for everyone and I for one think we need more of them because there seems to be a shortage of bees to keep yard gardens producing. I say thanks to the bee keepers.