I was debating on where to put this thread. I decided commercial beekeeping was appropriate because we probably have more Beekeepers paying their bills by keeping bees on this forum. I'm certainly not qualified to respond to the following question, but you folks are.
In your opinion, what are the challenges bees and Beekeepers face in the next fifty years or so? Is it policy, pests, decline in Beekeepers, loss of forage availability, other things I haven't mentioned?
You folks have been doing it long enough to know ins and outs of the business. What do you see coming down the pipe?
In order to not be totally cynical, what are the positive changes that you see occurring in the future?
Like I said, this is opinionated. I'm not asking for a fortune teller. I would just like to hear some experienced gurus give their spin on the state of things to come.