Beekeeper seeks permission to keep hive in south San Ramon
Original post made on Jul 11, 2013
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on Jul 11, 2013 at 9:24 am
I don't know anything about beekeeping, but it seems to me that a reasonable position on this would be to allow beekeeping on smaller lots, but with a limit on the number of the hives, that would be in keeping (no pun intended) with a home-hobbyist level of activity, and not a real commercial activity.
I always am happy to see lots of bees (both honeybees and bumblebees) in our yard, buzzing around the flowers, as their pollination activities are important for both agriculture and the environment in general. And bees aren't a problem for backyard picnics - that's usually yellowjackets, wasps, and hornets.
Of course, I'm not highly allergic to bee stings, either...
on Jul 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm
I am highly allergic but still welcome the bees. The honey bees will not bother you unless you bother them. My acre and half is full of honey bees which is why it looks so nice. Yellow jackets and wasps are a whole other story. I agree that people should be allowed to have hives on smaller parcels.
on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm
Because it would be a good idea to allow beekeeping on smaller parcels--watch the politicians do the opposite.