I am all for legalizing bee keeping in Oak Park, but only if it’s done with the welfare and health of the bees first [Should Oak Park legalize beekeeping? Web extra, Sept. 24]. If it’s only done for monetary and profitable reasons at the expense of the bees, then I vote no.

Bees are responsible for giving us food by their pollination. With all the threats to them (colony collapse, pollution, destruction of their habitats, etc.), we need to give them all the help that we can for their survival.

Oak Park has always been in the forefront of progressive ideas, and what more progressive an idea than this? To put a different spin on the words of John Lennon, “Give BEES a chance.”

Marie Perkins
Oak Park
Submitted to WednesdayJournalOnline.com

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