The proposal to ban beekeeping in Evanston that goes before the City Council’s Human Services Committee tonight has sparked a wave of comments.

Here’s a rundown on developments so far. There’s a background story on how the issue came to the city’s attention, comments from the woman whose 14-year-old son wants to have a bee hive, reaction from the neighbor whose complaint to the city led to the ban plan, and observations from the head of a local beekeepers organization about the risk of bee stings and how much a new bee hive adds to the local bee population.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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