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Exhibit B: (below)  This car was parked in a driveway with no trees nearby. This is bee poop. It shows the accumulation of Bee excrement (yellow dots). This is how much lands on our homes, cars, outdoor living space and fixtures in just a couple of months or less. It does not wash off with a hose. The droppings can corrode paint and fixtures. It also lands on our clothes and bodies when we are outside. You can see this throughout the city and it usually occurs if the homes are near a beekeeper.



Exhibit A = (Below)  This is a satellite view of an anonymous neighborhood in San Francisco to show just how densely populated many neighborhoods are. Most of the houses on this block are approx. 20 ft wide. This is just one block in San Francisco, but this is happening throughout the city.  The red X's are the man-made hives. A couple of them have been moved, but many residents are still being impacted due to the flight pattern of several hundred thousand bees. The beekeepers were not aware that there were other beekeepers on the block. There is also a public park where weddings take place and children gather. Beehives are on both sides. The residents on this block and beyond are being severely impacted. Especially the properties in the flight path such as the homes that are north of the hives. There is also a woman who lives directly behind one of the hives who has a life threatening allergy to bees and she carries an Epipen. She was never informed when the hives were brought in.

Exhibit C: (Below) A resident's window. This only a few weeks after the owner had to use a scraper to get it off. You can imagine what a few months looks like. 


Exhibit D: (Below) Here are photos of what is inside each of the drawers of a hive. Many bee owners have several more hives that are taller with more drawers. Many residents live near several 100 thousand bees. They end up with excrement on their clothes, bodies, homes and property. They also end up with thousands of bees in their yards. The bees die every six weeks and they end up stepping on them. It is very unpleasant.

Beekeepers and The Department of Health have no way of knowing how many hives are already in a neighborhood.
Beekeeping is complex and many people buy hives without the proper training. There was a time when Beekeeping was limited to rural Agricultural Zones.

Exhibit E: Below. Thousands of bees swarmed a truck on Geary Street in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Photo submitted to KGO-TV by Theron Kabrich)
This happens many times throughout SF. Many trained beekeepers can keep their bees from swarming. This has happened downtown and in residential neighborhoods. The people in this news report didn't know where they came from, but there are many hives on top of Hotels and Restaruants and Homes.