This seems an extreme answer to a very simple problem. Bees are dying from some bee disease but it's not because bee plague has swept over it's because people don't keep bees anymore. Instead they rent bees who are trucked out to their crops and released before being taken back home and then released in some other field the next day. It's like an anti-quarantine. Bees are introduced to every disease they could be because they're trucking all over the place instead of staying within a confined territory as bees generally do.
Money would be better spent encouraging people to stop renting bees and just have their own hive.