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.
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
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)
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?