In reply to some of what BillC has said in his post regarding commercial beekeepers I have to say it never ceases to amaze me the things that are posted here on beesource some times.
I've heard it all
commercial beekeepers use "massive amounts of chemicals"
they "dont have time to look after their hives".
they take all the honey and feed back sugar syrup.
they dont take time to observe the bees.
they shift them here and there.
This is just some of the stuff I've read that comes to me off the top of my head.
I want to know do you guys who write this stuff actually know any commercial beekeepers?
and why is it that commercial beekeepers know nothing about bees or beekeeping but the guy with 2 hives in his backyard knows it all?