Monday, April 28, 2008

Beekeeper plea

Bob Hooker, a beekeeper and Vice President of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association, is seeking your help in a matter of deep concern to beekeepers across Ohio. The Ohio Department of Agriculture plans to make cuts to their Apiary (Beekeeping) Regulatory Program this summer. The Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) believes this is a mistake and endangers the beekeeping industry in Ohio. They are mounting a letter writing campaign to protest the cuts.

There are only about 4,000 beekeepers in Ohio. They fear they cannot generate enough letters by themselves to make a difference.

They are asking the help of everyone concerned about honey bees and their contribution to our
food supply and our environment.

Many of you, concerned by the media coverage of the threats to honey bees, have asked, how are the bees, Is there anything the average person can do to help?

Yes there is.

You can contact the Governor and the Director of Agriculture and ask
them to rescind ODA's plan to cut the Apiary Program this summer.

Contact Bob Hooker for an official position paper from the OSBA or sample text to include in your letter.

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Hmm....who knew poop could cause such a dilema? LOL :-)

Vanessa
(fromerly from Yahweh's Retreat, but now from New Beginnings)

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