This column asks questions! Yes, it's opinionated - but the common theme is to not just accept "truisms" because everyone else shouts the same tune. Rather, Outside The Swarm is about seeking actual evidence and, in it's absence, asking questions. The intent is to help you - the sincere and interested beekeeper - ask your own, tough questions. And next time someone tells you "I do this because everyone else does" you have a different philosophy to offer!