Ray: As a self stated beginner you continue to make a lot of assumptions about a really big industry that you appear to know little about. There were between 2 and 3 million commercial hives producing honey last year and many hundreds of thousands more strictly pollinating. Adam has apparently been influenced by Mike Palmer, one of the best by most anyone's estimation and there are lots of other really good beekeepers out there who quietly go about their business and are very successful. Virtually all of them treat and the majority treat responsibly. Adam seems to have made a decision to broaden his exposure and his perspective. He has every right to speak up about his experiences.