I practice apicentric and sustainable beekeeping. I am not a honey producer, nor do I wish to be, but I do occasionally harvest small batch for education and to help fund my efforts to creatively bring awareness to pollinators. I whole heartedly believe that apicentric beekeeping needs to be encouraged instead of intensive beekeeping.
Apicentric beekeeping means putting the bees at the center of your beekeeping practice-its essentially bee-friendly beekeeping. Apicentric beekeeping is often also called "beecentric" beekeeping and simply means that beekeepers put the habits, natural behaviors, and needs of the bee first rather than honey production.