The Beekeepers’ Revolution and the Looting of a Small Planet
Source: New Internationalist
For the past two centuries years we’ve been trying to dominate and control the natural world. Beekeeper Philip Chandler argues that it’s time to learn from our mistakes, while we still have time.
Destruction in the name of progress: hardwood rainforest logs being stacked for export near Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Photo by Ron Giling / Still Pictures.
Beekeeping in Europe and North America is no longer sustainable in its present form. We need to re-think our management methods from top to bottom – or face an unprecedented decline in the health and strength of the bee population and the end of honey as a pure, healthy food.