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Can I be held liable for allowing someones bees to die wile in my possession during a lease
 

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If the losses could be shown to be due to your negligence or lack of care, then yes.

Could be hard to prove in court though.
 

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If you sprayed an insecticide or other chemical that could be reasoned harmful to bees while the leased bees were on your property, yes. If the hive collapsed due to varroa vectored viruses and you were not required to treat the bees, then you should not be liable. You really did not provide much background, and I am not an attorney.
 

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it all depends on the terms of the "lease"

Ie with this pollination contract
if the hives die, you could go after the beekeeping for failing "to maintain the bees in proper pollinating conditions"
 

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Legally or ethically?
it all depends on the terms of the "lease"

Ie with this pollination contract
if the hives die, you could go after the beekeeping for failing "to maintain the bees in proper pollinating conditions"
Thanks I shipped two loads of bees and we suffered extremely heavy losses after my mid summer inspection it appears that the person who was responsible delayed harvest as well as treatment.
 

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If you sprayed an insecticide or other chemical that could be reasoned harmful to bees while the leased bees were on your property, yes. If the hive collapsed due to varroa vectored viruses and you were not required to treat the bees, then you should not be liable. You really did not provide much background, and I am not an attorney.
i shipped 2 loads of bees on a honey split deal my early august inspection all was well . It appears the person who had received our bees was delayed pulling honey this delayed treatment this causing extremely high hive loses .
 

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The original post made it seem you were the lessee, not the lessor. If you lent bees on a honey split, your contract should have included specific dates by which the honey supers had to be pulled and the bees treated. If the other party failed to perform for any reason and you suffered losses as a result, I imagine they could be held liable for those losses. Certainly does not seem fair that they sacrificed a large number of your bees to obtain an additional amount of honey, assuming an ongoing flow was the reason they waited.
 

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Call a lawyer.
 

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Read the contract you signed. If no contract, then you are likely not liable. If needed call a Lawyer.
As well connect with the "other" party and see what they "expect" May be making a mountain out of a mole hill.

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