I just want to say here and now that I think the ONE THING that unites us as beekeepers is that we LOVE BEES and do not want to see them to suffer. This may involve prevention of suffering, remediation of suffering, or ending of suffering.
But in this, we are united. Opinions on what constitutes avoidable and unavoidable suffering will no doubt vary. Methods and techniques will vary. But the one constant is caring about honey bees, the environment, and Nature, however you conceive Her to Bee.