Now is the time to call your county council member and support the bees of Howard County.
County code inspectors recently started to enforce the rules that characterize bees as livestock. On December 20, the council will consider a zoning change to reduce the setbacks that beekeepers need to follow.
The bees have a support group with all the information about the hearing. The bees have a Twitter account. They even have a page where you can email your council member.
Overall, concerns about beekeeping seem overblown. I have seen even some Howard County supporters say they want hives in single family homes, but they couldn't imagine them in townhouses. Seriously? People raise bees in Brooklyn. Dogs seem way more dangerous than bees.