Another City Council Denies Beekeeping

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  1. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    just read this, yorkville, Illinois banning beekeeping. some great points made about property rights, here is the article:

    Yorkville City Council denies hobby beekeeping


    just a few snips:

    "In the end, those opposing the amendment said they thought the proposal needed something more for neighbors who might be against it, particularly if they had a health problem, such an allergy to bee stings."

    LOL........

    “I still have a problem with the fact that there’s no recourse for a neighbor,†said Alderman Carlo Colosimo, 1st Ward. “Someone plops a beehive next to a neighbor dead against it, and there is no recourse.â€

    more LOL, ought to live in my city neighborhood, with my neighbors burning couches and furniture in the yard, shooting at hornet's nests, and chickens coops against fence-lines and chickens left to run wherever they want......

    "“Yeah, there’s nothing in there that says you can object to it,†Funkhouse said about the beekeeping amendment. “But I can’t object to a neighbor putting in a pool, I can’t object to a fence that goes up next to me that I don’t like, I can’t object to a very large shed that goes in.â€

    “Most of the responses I saw asked, why do we need to have it regulated?†she said. “I found nobody adamantly opposed to it. I don’t have a problem with it.â€

    City staff pointed out that if there were a provision allowing even one resident to stop a beehive, it would give that neighbor a lot of power over someone else’s property. If the city followed usual protocol for a special use, both sides could plead before the City Council, which would be the final decider."
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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  3. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    that is a cool article perry!
    i think this is in part, what we need to educate our cities on:

    "In his presentation, Hood pointed out that there are many stinging insects. Of the many, honey bees are the least aggressive. It is very unusual for a honey bee to sting in its natural environment"
     
  4. Ray

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    The town’s planner had recommended refusal on the grounds that bees represented a real or perceived threat[​IMG] and that it might lead to requests for other types of agricultural uses[​IMG].
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  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    gee someone could decide to keep yellow jackets??? Glad they like bees.
     
  6. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    "gee someone could decide to keep yellow jackets??? Glad they like bees."

    ........:lol:
    i hear ya gypsi!