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“Let the bees be bees” Really?

Once again I’ve been asked why this phrase bothers me so much. So here goes. From what I’ve heard, the “let the bees be bees” camp are “beekeepers” here and abroad who advocate laissez-faire beekeeping. They capture colonies, hive them, interfere with swarms, but otherwise ignore the bees’ needs. They dismiss pathogens, parasites, and predators […] Read more