07917 677667 beesatbobs@btinternet.com RJ beekeeping, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

It is far from the best of times for me personally, but I am incensed by what I read in the bee keepers’ magazine. Now they are entitled to their opinion, so then am I:
I do not believe that experienced bee keepers should be promoting inspecting colonies AT ALL in October, let alone November! To what possible benefit? If there is already a problem what can be done this time of year??
Then there is promoting education! Now I could really rant on for hours/pages here but it will have no effect as the powers that be have their closed regime and their way is “gospel”. I am always open to better myself, or what I should say is better the bees, if someone can show me a better way. And I still ask who trains the trainers?
By the way I am only on page 8 of the November issue, 24 pages still to read!