Bees are becoming fewer and fewer in numbers, and it appears that Naperville council members Paul Hinterlong and Becky Anderson want to speed the process. All it took was one email from a resident to councilwoman Anderson. Watch and listen as Anderson begins to stir the cauldron:
OK, so there are seven beehives on a resident’s property. Is it possible that the bee-hive resident has been there longer than the bee-hive complainer? And what about the size of the beehives. Seven beehives the size of a golf ball, would be less threatening than one beehive the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.
Watch and listen as councilman Hinterlong enters the tag-team push for more possible regulation.
Hinterlong acknowledges that ‘the number of bees are dwindling, and that’s a huge concern’. Now he wants to know ‘what their purpose is’. Couldn’t he find that out by a simple Google search showing how bees benefit people:
- They produce honey
- They pollinate our food
Or what about other favorite purposes of bees:
- They contribute to global economy
- They can predict storms
- They produce a wax as a sealant for candle making
And if you really want to get down to it:
- They (along with birds) teach youngsters about reproduction
Why have staff take hours of time to research something that takes 2 minutes to Google and find the answer.
The longer Hinterlong remains on the council, the more he begins to resemble a former council member whose name rhymes with Furstenau, by asking staff to waste time by researching meaninglessness information.
Remember, Bees are one of Oprah’s favorite things, shouldn’t that be good enough for the Naperville city council.