Locally the city of Appleton has approved allowing residents to keep bees within the city limits. But its not as wonderful as the headline reads. There are requirements for classes to take, fees to pay and neighbors to mollify. Read the link for additional information.
Also in the news is an article stating that Africanized honeybees are spreading further north in California. Feral Africanized bees have now bee found as far north as the Sacramento valley. Makes one wonder if our California package bees will begin arriving with Africanized queens. It would be a good idea for midwest beekeepers to start sourcing their own regional queens, packages and nucs.