- City of Torrance residents, agencies, and elected officials.
- United States of America
Domestic honey bees pollinate our fruit trees and vegetables and are an important and permanent part of our local ecosystem. They also produce local honey that contains the pollen of local flowers and is sought out by local residents and restaurants.
Recognizing the existence of bees and the necessity of trained beekeepers to provide safe homes for bees, cities around the United States have legalized beekeeping, including Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, the city of Orange and most recently New York City and Santa Monica.
Finally, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have publicly affirmed the importance of bees to home gardens by placing two bee hives conspicuously in the middle of their garden in South Lawn of the White House.
We, the undersigned, call on the city council to amend Torrance Municipal Code Section 41.10.1. - "KEEPING OF BEES," to allow "backyard beekeeping" of the domestic honey bee (apis mellifera) within residential zoning areas.
The Legalize Beekeeping in Torrance petition to City of Torrance residents, agencies, and elected officials. was written by Vic Pyter and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.