Bee effort is creating a buzz

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Ojai Valley News photo by Kit Stolz

Ojai Mayor Pro Tem William Weirick holds a shirt extolling the need to support backyard beekeeping at Tuesday's Ojai City Council meeting.

Kit Stolz, Ojai Valley News correspondent

With no opposition from members of the City Council, and much support from members of the general public, the Ojai City Council on Tuesday night approved a measure that directs the city attorney to draft a new ordinance to allow backyard beekeeping within city limits.

Mayor Pro Tem William Weirick brought the item before the council for discussion. He said the draft ordinance still has a series of checks and balances to go through, to allow for careful consideration and public discussion, but he expects it will be passed.

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