Training coursesI can see many good beekeepers getting upset if we are forced to attend a training course just because a small minority needs to attend it. Instead, re training should be compulsory to beekeeping operations who are failing to reduce their AFB incidence by the Afb PMP target each year.
The next question is, who pays for this training. Should it be paid by out levies or should it be "user pays"?
The job of the PMA is not only to run workshops but also to convince commercial beekeepers that they want to go. They have a sick they can wave and this is to make it a requirement of having a DECA. They have to make them useful and interesting. So even beekeepers who don't think they have a AFB problem would would want to attend even if they were not required to.