Clarify that statement a little better next time. Most commerical beekeepers like brazilian pepper trees. The hobbiest and the rest of the commerical beekeepers recognize that tree for the problem it is.
There are enough other things in bloom in Florida that we can get by without the brazilian pepper tree and the honey taste nasty from that tree(my opinion).
On my resume I am going to include a job description that says giving the cluebat treatment to those with Phd behind their name.
While there are beekeepers who like brazilian pepper trees. It is well established in Florida and has been for a long time that this tree is invasive and dangerous. In one flew swoop Malcolm has made beekeepers look like idiots.
Doing PR against AHB is bad enough now having to deal with other enviromental issues that are well established in this state .........*sigh*.
Look Malcolm , I like you I respect you, but the media is a merciless machine. We put you in charge (Florida State Beekeepers association Secretary) in the hope that you will keep beekeepers in a good light. I do not believe that helps keep us in a good light. I am also not certain as to how true it actually is.
I mean are there a bunch of beekeepers that in that flagler beach area that set hives next to (okay 2 miles for the foraging range of bees) those trees they want to remove?
Is there nothing else for bees to forage on during that period of time that the Brazilian tree is in bloom?
This is Florida there are plenty of things in bloom. Even in the northern part of the state during that time.