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CBC: Winnipeg hotel wants bees on roof, beekeeping bylaws relaxed

May 7, 2015 — 

As the CBC reports:

The Fort Garry Hotel is pressing the City of Winnipeg to change a bylaw that would let it house five bee hives on its rooftop this summer…

Rob Currie, an entomology professor at the University of Manitoba, said as long as the bees are properly taken care of the risk of them stinging people downtown is low.

“You want to make sure the colonies are properly managed so they’re not going to be aggressive, they’re well-fed and well-maintained, they’re given water so they’re not going out and becoming a nuisance,” said Currie, adding most people in the area won’t even notice the bees.

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