beekeepers en Beekeeping Ordinance Passes Madisonville City Council <p>Beekeeping is now legal in Madisonville after the city council voted in favor yesterday of an ordinance that would strike down the 47-year-old ban on hives.</p><p>Councilman Mark Lee, who sponsored the ordinance, said it passed unanimously and with no changes in a special-called meeting. Thu, 09 May 2013 20:24:17 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31590 at Beekeeping Ordinance Passes Madisonville City Council Madisonville May Re-Legalize Beekeeping <p>Beekeeping in Madisonville may no longer be illegal, thanks to a proposed city ordinance that passed its first reading Monday.</p><p>Councilman Mark Lee&nbsp;sponsored the ordinance and says bees are an important part of the local ecology and hopes, if passed, the ordinance would slowly reintroduce private operations in the city. Tue, 07 May 2013 20:30:07 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31523 at Madisonville May Re-Legalize Beekeeping Drought Good for Honey Farmers <p>While most farmers can expect reduced yields this year, beekeepers look forward to a bumper honey crop. Flowering plants produce thicker nectar when moisture is scarce, and that makes a bee&rsquo;s job a little easier.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:16:41 +0000 Jacob McCleland 19846 at Drought Good for Honey Farmers