Sioux Falls City Councilors Erickson and Kiley propose ridiculous amendments to Beekeeping ordinance

And one of them passed . . .

First they wanted to have inspections every three years. That failed and was changed to the hives being inspected whenever animal control gets a concern or complaint.

They wanted signs posted in the yards of people who have hives to warn people. This amendment passed, and is completely ridiculous. If I had to put one of these signs in my yard, I would put another sign next to it that says, “Councilors Erickson and Kiley made me put this sign up because they are paranoid nanny-staters.” I would go even farther to offer my design skills to design the signs and send you to a printer that can provide it.

The last amendment was to have physical barriers of the hives on the property (like walls or solid fences) instead of just forage. This also failed.

The whole ordinance passed (amended for signage), but Erickson and Kiley voted against it. They were concerned about bee allergies.

As I have stated before, bees are already here, and they can sting people whenever they want to, adding hives won’t increase or reduce this risk. 

It amazes me that the people who proposed these ludicrous amendments are the same people who voted for the fraudulent bunker ramp downtown. Maybe we should put a sign in the yard of every city councilor, mayor and city employee that supported the bunker ramp that says, “I voted for the bunker ramp, even though I had mountains of evidence it was a bad idea and I have yet to apologize for my monumental mistake.”



6 comments ↓

#1 SL on 11.05.19 at 9:46 pm

It got old real fast. Kiley was just rambling and needed to just close his yap.

#2 "Someday," I hope.... on 11.05.19 at 9:59 pm

There should be a public shaming, where those who voted for the Bunker Ramp must stand at the intersection of 41st and Louise for at least an hour a day wearing a sandwich board, which speaks of their BR vote, and where bees are released near them from time to time….

( and Woodstock adds: “It’s an ‘monumental’ mistake all right.”)

#3 anominous on 11.05.19 at 11:15 pm

kiley showed a lot of empathy for hole-dwelling solitary bees. He is dumber than i thought.

#4 Plausible Deniability on 11.06.19 at 8:57 am

Kiley rambled on as the Font Of Knowledge extolling the implementation of his storied Scientific Method? What a surprise. NOT. The sooner this arrogant-wannabe-nobody is off the Council, the better.

#5 D@ily Spin on 11.06.19 at 9:04 am

There are people allergic to bee stings. This opens up litigation potential naming city government. This is the wrong BUZZ. We need a BUZZ from legal marijuana.

#6 D@ily Spin on 11.06.19 at 9:07 am

Would spraying for mosquitos also kill bees? Bees are Country. Mosquitos are Rappers.

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