Nobody is advocating the killing of bees. The original question, in regards finmans post, was incorrect. Finman does many things, including use terrarium heaters, polystyrene brood boxes, and feed supplements to build up and keep his bees healthy and productive. What Finman has done is pointed out that he takes the honey... all of it, and feeds back syrup for winter stores. Many of the people on this board are discussing leaving on 60, 80, and up to 100 lbs of honey for winter feed, which puts him at odds with some of the hobbyists. Economically, it doesn't make sense to him to leave the crop in the field, when he can feed sugar much more cheaply. If you look back through his posts, you can see he is an advocate of overwintering his bees, and points out that in the harsh conditions of northern canada, they do it regularly, as he does in Finland.
On another front, I would guess Brother Adam killed alot of queens, weeding out inferior stock in his drive to develop the buckfast bee. Would you condemn his efforts as cruel and inhumane? Or possibly label him as a proponent of a throwaway culture?