Crazy who you run into at the Flea Market. Old Cartoonist friend Tim Benson and Representative Saba. You can still talk to Stehly & Brekke at the Flea Market today.

Stehly also wanted me to tell you she will be attending an upcoming meeting for Bee-Keeping within city limits. I support this. I hear from a lot of people that we don’t have as many bees as before in Sioux Falls, and they help with personal food production. I think you could limit the size of the hives so you don’t have a massive population at one specific spot, but bees are good, and they are our friends.

I also think any city ordinance that is proposed needs to be tied into with how we spray for skeeters. It has been proven time and time again that spraying is very harmful to ALL beneficial insects, just not bees. The residue left on gardens and vegetables is also harmful especially to small children. We need to take a more natural approach to limiting skeeters in the city.

10 Thoughts on “Bee Keeping and Benson’s Flea Market

  1. At Benson’s Flea Market I ran into Becky Davis..owner of Loess Hills Honey, Sioux City. She said “Let’s get some honey bees up here.. our existence depends on the bees.
    “She told me that bee keeping is allowed in Sioux City..Education & materials are a must.

  2. The Mary Joe Arboretum is offering classes on bee keeping this month. It makes sense to explore ways of providing this opportunity to residents in the City.
    We are having a community meeting Monday February 4th at 2:00 in the Carnegie Town Hall.

  3. D@ily Spin on February 4, 2019 at 8:23 am said:

    I’m not sure about bees inside city limits but I don’t know much about bees. I rarely got A’s and was happy with C’s. Honey is healthy but don’t let your wife find out.

  4. Wirelessly Irradiated on February 4, 2019 at 9:44 am said:

    1. You know that any new pesticide has to be proven safe before the Fed Govt will allow its use – allow it to be marketed. Curiously, that has never been the case with wireless devices – from cellphones starting back in the 1980’s up to now with the ubiquity of all kinds of wireless products. The Fed Govt has never required wireless devices be proven safe health-wise or biologically before being marketed. “Proven Safe” is the normal Precautionary Principle utilized for all other products, foods, devices, etc. See points 2 & 3 in this document re never proven safe in the U.S.:

    2. Radio & Microwave Frequency radiation kills bees, birds & loved ones & 5G intensifies the radiation:

    3. So Theresa, you need to pick one – either the 5G roll out or more beehives (& and life) in Sioux Falls.

    4. If 5G small cell poles are installed in Sioux Falls, they will become the new bug zappers/killers so we won’t need the insecticide spray anymore. Of course, we won’t be far behind. IMHO, 5G is somewhat like a neutron bomb (a delayed-time released one at least) where it kills people (& other living things), but leaves the infrastructure in place.

    5. Ergo, instead of the promised economic boom to Sioux Falls from the 5G expansion, we will end up with lower property values initially, then a mass exodus of people b/c of massive increase in health problems to an irradiated ghost town.

    6. BTW, who will want to come to Sioux Falls to shop or go to an event when they realize the first places the 5G poles being placed are at the malls, shopping centers, flea markets, the Premier Center, et al., – anywhere where there is a mass gathering of people. There is one already installed at the Best Buy (north side) parking lot.

  5. Blasphemo on February 4, 2019 at 10:07 am said:

    The issue in SF with mosquito spraying vs bees seems like a conundrum. Being outdoors & being gassed by a surprise visit of a passing mosquito fogging truck is an alarming experience. It’s also advised the spraying can be bad for car finishes exposed to it in close proximity. That being said, being outdoors outside the city limits July 1 last year made me grateful for the mosquito control in town. The swarms of those little vampires adjacent to farm fields was an unbelievable contrast to a relative complete absence of the nuisance in residential areas of SF.

  6. "Very Stable Genius" on February 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm said:

    Do they let Noem shop the flea market just before opening and right after closing, too?

    If so, she might be getting all of the good stuff, or else she takes what she can get like a bad hair cut by a stylist who has been working all day.

  7. "Very Stable Genius" on February 4, 2019 at 7:20 pm said:

    Oh, and one more thing, I remember a low budget Japanese movie from my childhood, where some enormous bees created by excessive exposure to radiation (5G) and chemicals ate an entire town.

    So, I can see a future ’60 Minutes’ piece right now, entitled, “What happen to Sioux Falls: Mosquito spray and radiation and the disappearance of a northern plains city.”

  8. Wirelessly Irradiated on February 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm said:

    Verizon ad showing their 5G signal goes 3,000 feet & still gives 1 Gps speed. (No need for any residential poles IMHO.)

    Longer Verizon ad saying great speed from various settings: 1/3rd mile, 3,000 feet, non-line of sight:

  9. D@ily Spin on February 5, 2019 at 6:11 am said:

    To Bee or not to Bee, that is the question. Bees are succeptable to radio frequencies. It’s why hives are located in rural areas usually beside sound shielded wooded areas. Domestic bees have been infested by aggressive African bees further south. When it happens here, we’ll not want them in populated areas. The council will vote on bees but (likely) the issue will decide itself.

  10. "Very Stable Genius" on February 6, 2019 at 10:00 am said:

    I am shocked that Trump hasn’t tried to use this in an ad:

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