Thanks for your comments, Allen.One thing, though, the book says, "Experienced beekeepers will tell you that preventing swarming is very difficult and time-consuming and – as often as not - unsuccessful". As a commercial beekeeper, I never spent any time at all preventing swarming, and I can't say that my commercial friends do either, and none of us have had a problem with a great number of swarms.
For sure. I often find myself having a 'polarity response' to situations I find shocking, unpleasant or distasteful, and undoubtedly this comes out in my writing - I would be disappointed if it didn't! While that may not always be the ideal way to arrange things, it does attract attention to the issue and forces people to think about what they are doing, which is my intention.The divide is not always as wide as some might like to think, and I don't think it is particularly helpful to try to make it wider. Attempting to define a difference with language can sometimes do so and polarize issues inadvertently.
Right off the top, I commend you for the method of distribution. I am impressed that no registration was required to download, which would have been a deal-breaker for me.