Had a call tonight from someone asking if we sell bees for sting therapy. I'm looking for advice from folks who have sold bees for sting therapy before. 1) How does one price 40 to 50 bees (mostly labor and supplies to capture and cage them up I suppose, plus risk or ? 2) I've seen various cages ranging from smaller ones with sliding ventilated plexiglass tops to larger boxes that people use for holding them prior to therapy (we can make just about anything, but I'm wondering if there is a "standard" for these). 3) How long do they keep the bees for after receipt? Do I need to include some feed in the cage? 4) I wonder about is the liability/legal/risk side...to me its one thing if an individual goes to a physician or therapist who is administering the treatment but maybe whole different issue if they go to a person self administering? 5) Are there laws governing administration of apitherapy? As I think through this I have to ask some more questions of the person that called and also our insurer since they are "sensitive" about things...but advice is appreciated.
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