How can one be an expert and a fool at once? I will be the first to admit that we have too many laws. I am certainly not an advocate of big government. I guess i' m going to go into bee removal, I need a suit. I find it ironic, that so many professionals would argue against bee protection laws. Especially, when it would only do, for bee removal, what similar restrictions imposed by the E.P.A., on freon, did for the air condition business. Triple the work, triple the price, and protect your market from scabs like me, by requiring licensing. You should be the first people in line to lobby for a bee protection law, but oh yeah, you'd have to get behind those geeky scientist guys. They seem to be concerned that the world' s bees are disappearing at an alarming rate or some such nonsense phhh..It seems that by the bee lawyer reference you must have seen Bee Movie. Did you ever happen to see Road Warrior? Mel Gibson? Beyond Thunderdome? That is very much how our planet would look without bees to pollinate the vegetation for reproduction, and in a very short time. Ever heard of the great dust cloud that covered the mid-west, in this very country, turning the sky black for years. I can't recall the specific name, but it happened on the great plains, after the great land rush, when the settlers, farmed the land. They harvested and failed to plant a winter crop with nothing to hold down the soil where the lush prarie grass had always grown. They sat awaiting the mid-west winds that we now, all know, tear through the Tornado Alley every year. This resulted in a horrendous dust storm the likes of which humanity had neither seen before nor since. It lasted for an eternity and permeated everything for years the people who lived there ate, wore, slept, and bathed, in dust. The bare earth, exposed to the wind, the precious topsoil ,was torn away, compounding the problem and perpetuating the nightmare. That is very much how our world would look without bees to pollinate the vegetation for reproduction, and in a very short time.
So then conceding that we have too many laws, partially due to neglecting to remove antiquated laws from the books. We have laws that read like the old testament in pig latin, and are as relevant in today's world, and add new ones every year. Then sure, let' s say, for the sake of argument ; That we have an over expanded, bloated, self serving, doughnut scarfing, government . Where incidentally they now average forty percent more in wages and benefits than the average private sector employee. Just for the sake of argument. All these things established.So then should we then not pass the law, that protects the bees, that pollinate the vegetation, that holds down our top soil, where we grow our food, so we can afford one more trip to Wal-Mart a month. Maybe we can move the Wal-mutt under ground when the dust storm engulfs the Earth. How much will that cost?
I' m not talking about saving hornets, nor should they be eradicated. I do not support the notion of any exemption either, I live in New Orleans it is one of the hottest climates this country has to offer and the bees still migrate. I lived for a time in my great grandfathers cypress shack, in the swamp. My grandfather and I did the plumbing, because there was no bathroom and the only running water was in the kitchen sink. My little brother and I dug the septic tank hole by hand, after renting a pump to keep the hole dry. We moved in during the dead of winter.Spring came at last, and with it, a giant bee nest, inside the wall, right near the side entrance, which entered the livingroom. We lived there several years, didn' t bother the bees, and they didn' t bother us. But as I was saying, bees are migratory and as a post above stated they occupy a space so barring extreme allergic reaction, why not let them stay, and let them leave, then fill the space, and close off the access points. This would be a cheap, easy solution for most home owners. As for millionaire slumlords, let them pay a removal service, the few times a year it becomes necessary.