The British are loath to change anything. As an Aussie in Britain I have had my battles. The fact that driving is still in Miles and beer is sold by the pint is a small part of their unwillingness to adopt new ideas. Darwin really had his work cut out for him.
I can only hope there are bee keepers out there willing to look at us newBees as welcome additions rather than a threat to their close knit community.
Please any older bee keepers out there... we just want to do what you do, we want to learn, we seek your talents and experience.
The more bees there are the more will will be contributing to world food. Just give us a chance