Illinois to remove honey regulations

81154432 Illinois to remove honey regulations

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) — In January, it’ll be easier for Illinois residents to buy a jar of raw honey after a new law, that allows beekeepers to sell the product at farmers’ markets, takes effect. 

Ill. State Rep. Dan Reitz (D-Steeleville), who sponsored the bill, says bees are important to the state’s agriculture and that the product will be beneficial to the economy.

The new law will be free of state regulation.

“It’s one of the sweetest bills that I’ve ever passed,” Reitz said.

Reported by Dave Dahl

Copyright 2010 Illinois Radio Network

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