Findlay supervisors voted 3-0 tonight to table their decision regarding proposed regulations on backyard chickens, bees, rabbits and other animals.
Beekeepers expressed concerns about having to place hives 50 feet away from neighboring property and having to install 6-foot-high fences.
Stephen Repasky, president of the nonprofit Burgh Bees, said research shows that 10 feet is plenty of buffer space when a honeybee hive is placed properly. He said flyway barriers are not necessary under all circumstances.
Local beekeeper Jeff Allison, who had invited Mr. Repasky to speak, said the proposed rules are "off-course" because the Clinton area always has been rural.
"There's no reason to change it," said Mr. Allison, who lives on Clinton Road.
Chairman Tom Gallant said the board will revisit the issue next month, after reviewing new information such as proposed bee rules that Mr. Repasky recently helped write for Forest Hills.
Andrea Iglar, freelance writer: email@example.com.