Beekeeping is pretty popular these days and that’s a good thing!
But this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page has a different angle to it.
Read on to see what happened and let us know if you think this person is acting like a jerk.
“I have been keeping bees as a hobby for six years now. I have 4 hives in my suburban backyard along with a large garden.
My hives are all properly registered and are legal to keep in my town as of right now.
The problem is that my new neighbors have asked me to get rid of my bees. They purchased the house and moved in over the winter and hadn’t noticed my girls until this spring.
Apparently their son is highly allergic to bee stings. He has been hospitalized more than once and has to carry an epipen.
They asked nicely but seemed a little upset when I said I don’t think I could do that. They didn’t push the issue with me further but I saw a rant on nextdoor that I am sure was written by them.
Some time after that some of the bee hating nextdoor people when to our town board and tried to get bee keeping outlawed in our town. Luckily it didn’t pass and they had mentioned in the minutes that current bee keepers would have to be grandfathered in if it did (Because of that I am even more wary of giving it up in case they do bring this legislation up again If I have active hives I can keep them)
My neighbors and I aren’t really on speaking terms now.
AITA For wanting to keep doing my hobby?”
And here’s how Reddit users reacted.
This reader said they’re NTA and that they were there first.
Another Reddit user said they think it was a little bit silly for the neighbors to ask about this.
And this individual who is highly allergic also agreed that this person is NTA.
What do you think about this story?
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We look forward to it!