Most of the article is pure fabrication and the rest is by far the exception rather than the rule, for instance people killing bees in the fall is not so common as people overwintering them and they act like II is the common method for getting queens when I would bet less than .01 percent of the queens are II. I've certainly never had one.
They also ignore that many of the foods we raise and eat we brought from Europe and they require honey bees to pollinate them. Local pollinators were not displaced by bees, they were killed outright with DDT.
>"So how exactly is honey made? The bees swallow nectar into their crop, regurgitate it, add enzymes (spit), chew, swallow and repeat many times. Not a pretty picture, but it does make for a funny cartoon or two. Beekeepers get very defensive about this aspect of honey"
It's probably overstated, it's not like bees are bulimic, I don't actually know any beekeepers who are defensive about it. Some actually put it out front and call their product "bee barf".