Thursday, April 22, 2010

To bee or not to bee

Whither the urban bee in Santa Monica? I've always wondered where they live because Santa Monica is quite an urban environment.

It turns out if there are any urban beehives located on public property, the Santa Monica city policy is to bring out the equivalent of bee SWAT teams to eradicate and destroy any errant urban bees.

The local Santa Monica press, the Daily Press, recently wrote about a citizen beekeeper's attempt to change this policy.

Be it quixotic or not, he's got an online site as well as an online petition for all of bee lovers out there to sign.

Urban bee visiting one of my thornless boysenberry blooms

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