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drinkSpr16Hive Mentality

Lisa Bashert of Ypsilanti believes so passionately in urban beekeeping that she broke a law—a city ordinance, to be precise—to prove her point.

When a neighbor reported her for keeping a single hive in her backyard, she was told that she had two months to get rid of her hive of honeybees. Rather than fret, she used the time to rally 100 fellow Ypsi residents to educate the City Council and seek to change the ordinance.

With help from the Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers Association (SEMBA) and its primary contact Roger Sutherland, she won. ... more