My reaction to the commondreams link is a whole lotta [Citation Needed]. It sounds like sour grapes from someone (justifiably) fed up with the mass farming methods and conflating the Flow hive as just another of those. I don't see how a bar hive could be inspected any more thoroughly than the Flow, since the panels on the flow are removable and the bar hive isn't. Further, to an extent the bees can be inspected without even opening the hive. Lastly, removing the comb completely decimates all the bees' work, while with the Flow they just have to do some repairs and don't necessarily view humans as a threat.
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