Sitting by myself thinking and a question popped into my head that I thought might be interesting to get others answers to. If you were given magical power (yes, I think like that sometimes!) and you could change ONE thing about beekeeping, the industry, the hobby, whatever, what would you do? Would it be stopping the introduction of Varroa? Would it be stopping the introduction of Africanized Honey Bees? (probably southern keeps who have a handle on mites might see this as more imporatnt). Would it be some form of trade barrier? Would it be some form of ban on imporatation, or the movement of honeybees? Would it be the easy access to Government labs for diagnosis of honeybee ailments? Additional Government funding into honeybee health? Would it be some type of improvement in the construction of the way we house our bees? Would it be some improved way of mechanically extracting honey? Would it be a smoker fuel that never goes out when you need it most? You get the idea I think. Don't limit yourself to those suggestions listed above. It doesn't necessarily have to be anything grand, it might be something as simple as a better designed hive tool (something mentioned on another thread). Maybe this is a two answer question, what would benefit you in your attempt to keep bees, and what do you feel would benefit beekeeping as a whole? And please, keep it civil, telling everyone that having Iddee wear a shirt when he works with bees is not an option! Desireable, maybe, but please don't waste your magic on something that just won't happen!