A sideline from annother post about who´s doing the work.
Many think that they are better humans when they do not use foundations and they use natural combs. Nothing new in that. So they all did 150 years ago. A beekeeper is not at least better human if the bees do his all work.
Lets take a look a the big picture 8-)
Who is working for who?
Is the honey bee working for man, or is man kind working for the honey bee?
The bees have been living in the forest for millions of years doing there thing and thriving, and then mankind came along and enslaved them, ,, ,,,, or , , , not?
Who´s doing who a favor, modern man has transported the honey bee all over the world, to the Americas and other places they wouldn't have reached with out the help of mankind .
We study them scientifically and try to understand them give them housing, furniture, food, health care :-D"even in USA" :-D
Mistakes have been made, but would there expansion bee as big and wide without man ?
Same thing with the potato, roses, tulips, fruit trees , and so on
Who´s doing the work for who?
mvh edward :-P