Buzz off with your bylaw, beekeepers tell Cape Town
Capetonian apiarists have bees in their bonnets after a new bylaw was introduced without their input
A move to regulate beekeeping in Cape Town has stirred up a proverbial hornets’ nest, with apiarists warning of potentially dire consequences.
A new bylaw requires all beekeepers obtain a permit and be registered on a beekeeping database. Hives will be inspected to ensure regulatory compliance.
The city council says the aim is to address public safety concerns about an increase in the number of urban hives, particularly in areas flanking Table Mountain National Park. ..