The topic came up today about disabled people and if they should be allowed to keep bees within the practicalities of them being able to lift, be safe etc.
best to let them decide.
Ah good, someone has got around to my point. So here we are in a discussion where so far the consensus is unanimous. Disabled people should not be precluded from beekeeping. And here, in the post quoted, are some alternative methods to help achieve that goal.Top Bar hives, Long Hives and A-Z Hives are perfect for any body that cannot lift heavy boxes whether they are in a wheel chair, a mobility
scooter or just getting a bit old and cranky. Challenged people should not be excluded from the joys and pleasures of beekeeping!
So why, as a forum community, are we so quick to jump on the back of someone who is different or has an alternative approach?
We go to great lengths to say how we've done it for years this way so its the best or only way. Would that answer be different if you knew the posters circumstances. Do they really have to say "hey I'm disabled" to get a positive response or some constructive feedback? And if they do, then why? Why would your answer be different if you are being inclusive? Likewise, if they are not disabled, why would that change your answer?