I have received the following from Peter Lead, the Chair of Stroud BKA . He has asked me to post it here to encourage discussion. This is a great opportunity for dialogue, so please continue the discussion by posting your comments or observations. I have said enough about the debate on other threads, so will try and keep off this one
Having chaired the Big Debate I would like to follow this up with discussions to explore the different methods of bee husbandry. Those put forward by the Natural beekeepers and those by BBKA members. I believe there is much to learn and understand.
Honey is a good food and as importing poor quality honey is not in our best interests for many reasons, the use of local honey has to be beneficial. Therefore surely there is a place that benefits the bee and human?