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    Default Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK

    Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK
    $1.65 dollars = 1 pound. (1-8-14 conversion rate)
    This article here: (http://www.theguardian.com/environme...rity-honeybees) says that in the UK they are short bees and managed hives.

    This post here says 530 pounds ($874.50 us) for a empty hive that needs painting.
    http://www.thorne.co.uk/index.php?ro...roduct_id=6129

    A queen in the UK goes for 50 pounds ($$82.50 US)
    A nuc goes for 250 pounds ($412.50 us)

    Right now it costs me $130 for a nuc and the selling price in the UK for $412.50?

    This page has essentially the same HIGH prices
    http://www.iwantbees.co.uk/6-frame-nucs/
    Langstroth 6 Frame Nuc
    Product ID : Langstroth 6 Frame Nuc
    Nucleus of Bees on 6 Langstroth Frames
    Full Price: 225.00
    US Dollars: $371.25

    This place here has packages for 180 pounds ($297 US)
    http://www.easybeeproducts.co.uk/packages-1.html

    So I want to check on the issues dealing with exporting bees to Europe and the UK!
    If I could get 100 packages to export at a gross profit of 202 each, 20,200 gross profit.
    The same with nucs and they would handle shipping better $282.50 gross profit for $28,250 gross profit on 100.

    Would I only need an agricultural certificate showing my bees are healthy?

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    Default Re: Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK

    Not going to be that easy. I think the NZ company that sends a lot of air bees is probably already on it. Shipping bees is not easy. Lots of little details. Such as they would have to go air to survive. most TA flights for cargo are not pressurized LOTS of little details.........

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    Default Re: Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK

    You cannot import packaged bees into the UK from any country outside the European Union except from New Zealand. Full details here:

    https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/bee...m?sectionid=47
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Big Grin Re: Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by disc999golfer999 View Post
    Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK
    $1.65 dollars = 1 pound. (1-8-14 conversion rate)

    This post here says 530 pounds ($874.50 us) for a empty hive that needs painting.
    http://www.thorne.co.uk/index.php?ro...roduct_id=6129
    Thornes are well known for quality but with a heigh price.

    In Germany you can buy an unpainted hive for 99.90 euros ($137.86)
    http://www.holtermann-shop.de/index....r.-liebig.html

    Quote Originally Posted by disc999golfer999 View Post
    A queen in the UK goes for 50 pounds ($82.50 US)
    A nuc goes for 250 pounds ($412.50 us)
    A queen in the Germany goes for 15-25 euros ($$20.70-34.50 US)
    A nuc goes for 75 euros (5 Frame) ($103.50 us)

    At the moment prices have dropped through the floor here, 20 frames of bees and a queen for 120 euros!
    http://www.imkermarkt.de/typ/2/kategorie/2
    No idea what is happening, maybe because its so warm at the moment people have more bees than they expect to over winter.


    Oh and thanks for the idea

    Stephen 12 hives. 3rd year. Treat. Germany.

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    Default Re: Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephenpbird View Post
    Oh and thanks for the idea
    Sure, no problem,
    I am still trying to figure out what they mean about Hawaii being a 3rd world country?! That is even farther away from the UK to import anything from.

    Well... I am not sure why the price BUBBLE in the UK. I probably won't be able to make a MILLION this way, but next time I hear from you ...

    You will be BUYING some new landmark!!

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