Complaint over beehives stings Miami County landowner


A central Indiana man is battling county officials and his neighbors over an ordinance that restricts how close beehives can be to neighboring residences.

George Ruble has an orchard and garden in Miami County. He grows produce for a farmer's market in Wabash and uses bees to pollinate his crops.

A neighbor's complaint has forced Ruble to move all but two of his 20 hives to the southern portion of his property near his apple orchard. He tells the Kokomo Tribune that means he can't spray the apple trees for bugs, and that could hurt his sales.

Ruble has asked Miami County commissioners to shorten the setback requirements.

Information from: Kokomo Tribune 

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