Interested in taking up beekeeping? Move to Virginia, where you can get government subsidies to raise bees:
The Virginia General Assembly created the Beehive Grant Fund to promote the establishment of new beehives.
Under the program, people can apply for a grant from the fund to cover the cost of purchasing a new hive or materials to construct a new hive.
The grant will pay for the actual expenses incurred up to $200 per hive, not exceeding $2,400 per person, per year.
Defenders of this program say it is necessary to ensure a sufficient bee population to adequately pollinate Virginia-grown produce. This may be true, but isn't there a way to address the demand for bees that does not require stinging Virginia taxpayers?
Inspiration for the title here.
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