This book tries to set out where, in beekeeping, there are ethical choices to be made. The choices are complicated as they impinge not just on the beekeeper, but also on the welfare of the bees, other beekeepers and society in general.
Due to the very nature of ethical choices, there will be contradictions and counter arguments. This is not a book to tell you how to keep bees ethically. How you chose to keep your bees is your decision. This book simply rehearses for the reader the ethical arguments that may arise when keeping bees.