If it were big government the inspector would not be allowed to own or run a business that is competing in the industry he / she is inspecting. It is because it is small government that this happens.
New York just went through that the last time around where the inspectors could not own or run a beekeeping business. So either they couldn't find enough inspectors to cover all areas, you get inspectors that are in it for the power, or you get inspectors that have no practical experience and go by what they read in a book. We all know where that gets us.
I'm not saying there aren't any good inspectors, but there surely isn't enough of them, and a lot of them have their hands tied by the system.
It should not be my responsibility to invest my time in educating a government employee on current methods and then get their permission to do what I have been doing successfully for years. Now they want you to "voluntarily" register your hives, why? Because next there will be a fee for them to collect.
It is very seldom that anything good comes out of regulation, and it seems that they just want to keep piling on more, which continually increase the cost.