Re: Beekeeping ethics and Social Context
Keep your own bees. Don't stick your nose into your neighbors hives or management practices. Treat other beekeepers respectfully regardless of who they are, what their abilities are, or where they originate from. Don't intentionally sell disease infected equipment or bees.
Being a suspicious individual, is this question being brought up to fulfill a Social Studies requirement?
When it comes to morals or ethics I don't know that there is anything unique about beekeeping and beekeepers. Live your life in as moral and ethical manner as you can , understanding that we all fall short at times. Besides, morals and ethics are human constructs. Bees, and other critters, don't live their lives ethically or morally. They simply do what they do w/out regard to such things. Gathering and storing food in whatever way possible, reproduce, that's what bees do. W/out regard to whether their methods are ethical or moral.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet