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Council to consider rules for beekeepers
City council will consider a new ordinance defining the rules for residential beekeepers within city limits.
The ordinance was introduced for consideration at Wednesday’s council meeting. If adopted, it would establish a number of rules for keeping bees on a residential property within city limits. Among the rules are instructions for proper hive locations – the backyard only – and directions for the legal maintenance of hives.
The ordinance goes so far as to include instructions for dealing with Africanized bees – colloquially known as “killer bees” – which requires beekeepers to eradicate any that find their way into the residential hives.
Councilman John Morvay met with two beekeeping groups in anticipation of the ordinance’s introduction to ensure the needs of the bees – whose global populations have been decreasing rapidly the past several years – were considered in its creation. It will be voted on at the Nov. 16 meeting.
In other news, council announced Rotary Club’s annual “Lighting of the Green” event would take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 on the green.
Campbell Memorial High School Lady Red Devils will host an alumni volleyball tournament 5 p.m. Saturday at the D’Amato Fieldhouse, 280 Sixth Street. Fans, current players and alumni players are invited to compete. Admission is $1 per student and $2 per adult.
Northeast Ohio Adoption Services invites Ohio couples or singles to register for their free adoption/foster care pre-placement education series from Saturday to Nov. 21 at NOAS, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 26.
Adults over 21 who have been considering becoming a foster or adoptive parent can learn more about Ohio children and teens served by the child welfare system. Participants will learn more about the care and commitment required to foster or adopt as well as helpful strategies.
The sign-up deadline is today. Call Cindy Wallis at 800-686-6627, ext. 126. Space is limited.
NOAS, a private, nonprofit agency for Ohio families who live within 90 minutes of the Warren office, does not charge fees to families for adoption. Visit www.noas.com for information.