Making increase via a systematic health-seeking selection scheme is another, and more fundamental form of management, and will make a vast difference compared to the entirely unnatural practice of making splits more or less at random. In this bees and cattle are no different.Exactly the point is bees are small and YOU can't help the bees if you are not checking and managing your bees.
They are not like cattle or anything else for that matter.
Man either improves the bees chances of health and survival or he helps or causes them to crash. Beekeepers are not to be abusers but partners with the bees. They provide income, healthy food, pollination ect. We provide them with a dry suitable home, decent locations, food if they dearly need it, queens if they have an emergency, we split hives to follow the bees natural tendency to reproduce and we should avoid excess chemicals when possible.