It's not just at the end of the beehives life I'm concerned about. If a beekeeper has American foulbrood (AFB) in their hive, the hive has to be burnt to eradicate it. AFB is a disease of honey bee larvae and pupae. It wipes out an infected hive and is spread to other hives by the movement of contaminated hives and equipment, it's highly contagious. It is pretty upsetting when you have to burn a hive but I think it would feel pretty bad watching the plastic burn. Can you imagine what that does to the environment if beekeepers are burning plastic beehives and frames? I would love to see plastic beehives banned. Just my personal opinion.