Visual inspections are subjective.
And, if you are inspecting only 10% of hives being shipped across state lines, there's also the question of statistical significance.
'There are pathogens all around every living thing waiting for the right conditions.'
That's not what I wrote:
>You can say that they look healthy.
But, at the same time, those bees could be harboring every single pest and pathogen known to beekeeping as 'inapparent' infections.<
Do you understand the difference?