Hello! I recently attended a beekeeping workshop and the facilitator (an beek who uses mostly organic methods), explained that one way he avoid using harmful chemicals and keeps his bees from getting terrible diseases is by killing them all each year (and, certainly, without the need to leave wintering bees with honey, he's able to process and sell that much more).
I'm interested in hearing what folks' thoughts are on this subject. Moreover, I'm interested in learning about your personal beekeeping ethical guidelines (okay to depopulate? fine to medicate them? do no harm? et al.).
Thanks for your time!