Friday, 17 March 2017

Unintended consequences: bees edition

In this morning's mailbag:
I just had to share an observation that a colleague made when I casually raised the issue of beehive theft becoming an issue.

He said “You know why?  The Department of Corrections began providing bee-keeping courses to inmates who quickly ascertained the money to be made.”  Evidently the Beekeepers association had raised this concern explicitly with the Department but gained no traction.

He then said “You know what is next?  Agricultural spraying equipment.  Evidently the latest course to be introduced by Corrections is Agricultural Management.”

The courses are no doubt empowering the inmates but perhaps they should start with ethics.
From Bevan Wallace.


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