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    My wife has (we think) ruptured a disk in her back... again... She just had one of her disks fused less than a year ago. So far we've used beestings on two ruptured disks and peripheral neuropathy. It has been a Godsend for the back problems and has shown some success for the nerve problems.

    What I would like to know is how do those of you who sell bees for apitherapy go about protecting yourselves from lawsuits, etc? We would love to share what we have found with pain sufferers and maybe even make a buck or two but it seams like alot of liability. We've given bees to a few people in the past but we knew them well. How do we go about it?

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    I would think that if you sell the bees and don't do the actual stinging you could not be held liable.

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    When you sell the bees put a sing on the cage. Danger Stinging Insects
    You're clients might get a kick out of it.
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeslave View Post
    I would think that if you sell the bees and don't do the actual stinging you could not be held liable.
    I'd love to agree with you but I live in CA and so I know better. You can get sued for anything out here and the more far out it is the more likely it is to stick.

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    Danger Stinging Insects
    Ha! I'm gonna do that.

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    I have waivers that customers can sign, just in case.
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    You could add that you are not liable as a special condition on the invoice, and since paying it is more or less agreeing to a binding contract, then you are probably covered. I'll ask my drunk lawschool buddy... Next time he crawls out of a bottle.

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    So mif you selll someone a jar with ~20 bees how do they get hold of each without them all flying out?

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    sell then in the 1 inch bubble wrap..... and just pop them out one at a time !!!!!!!!!!

    haha

    years ago - when i first ordered my first package of bees my friends would ask me how they ship bees??? i told them they come in sheets of bubble wrap and you just have to pop them out one at a time. hahaha
    oddly they didnt want to help unpack bees!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brac View Post
    So mif you selll someone a jar with ~20 bees how do they get hold of each without them all flying out?
    You can chill them or gas em with CO2 or just smoke. As long as the anatomy isnt damaged you can then reflxively crush them into stinging you.
    Ever accidently smashed one and got stung? Same principle. I think someone that partakes in apitherapy could sure do a good job loading queen cages.

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    Thanks all for the good advice. What do you think would happen if I clipped their wings before I shipped them?

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    haha they would be funny lookin ants !!!!!!

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    What do you think would happen if I clipped their wings before I shipped them?

    They'd sting you - either while clipping or when trying to catch them again after clipping.

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    My husband and I spray them with water before opening the jar. It slows them down and makes flying difficult. That way you don't have to smoke up your house or have the expense of CO2.
    Susan

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