- Apr 27, 2010
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- Upper Chapel, Powys uk
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Would that be to protect me from profiteering or honeybees ??What a load of hogwash..... or just journalistic jerrymongering for a good story
Baby bees.... no pollinators... mass extinction of the human race...
Einstein event as pollinating bees are banned from UK.
They are in business for one reason alone... PROFIT!
Not so funny when facing a custodial sentence... Laws are in place for a reason... to protect the public!
”They are in business for one reason alone... PROFIT!”.......................is that an issue.Well the EU think vaccines can come in from NI!!!so why not bees I very much doubt he’s going to jail they’ve made a story out of it for extra publicity. Imagine 12 importers ringing the office there just going to be put on hold. Now it’s a storey the press on the phone, that’s how you can try and get things done!......................................”They are in business for one reason alone... PROFIT!”.......................is that an issue.
While being against bee imports in general for a few reasons, mainly biosecurity, I think the main issue here is the sneaky back door approach through Ireland almost trying to cause an issue whilst gaining an unfair commercial advantage over competitors who are biding their time and following the rules.”They are in business for one reason alone... PROFIT!”.......................is that an issue.
The issue is that they are attempting to break the Law buy journalistic gobulism about killing thousands of "Little fluffy BABY bees"...... aaahhh... nasty Boris and his friends... how dare they!
Story will bee on Prime Time TV tonight no doubt!
That's hyperbole too. They are bog ordinary Italian Buckfasts from Enzo Laterza in the deep south of Italy. Their benefit to the be stock in SE England will be minor. These are hive fillers rather than breeding stock.What about this intrepid beekeeper on a mission to improve UK bee-stock: Beekeeper in Brexit row with UK government over threat to burn 15m baby bees
Sent you a link to look atso from what I understand of the new importation regulations issued by the government in the Autumn of last year, queens imported to specific approved DEFRA inspection locations in the UK are allowed, if they are accompanied by appropriate health certificates (so potentially increased cost and delivery times)
Packages and Nucs are not permitted full stop at this point in time.
Is there any other interpretation of this position?
I'm assuming this also applies for importation of bumblebees for green house pollination?
Its not even as sophisticated as that. The Christmas Eve agreement was no more than a political stunt with actually very little agreed. Net effect is that EU law in this matter simply rolled over into UK law. The EU is now a 'third country' so the bee import rules for third countries are now the UK position......so no packages or nucs or colonies on combs except for packages from NZ. Its not a bee health derived rule..its purely a matter of process and Brexit, and will eventually be replaced by new rules when an actual rather than ceremonial agreement is reached on bee matters.If the Government had forced an end to importation of bees because of its concerns about the general health of bees or the gene diversity of bees, for some people, I think that this situation would be slightly easier to accept and understand.
Discussions about the actions or protestations of an individual company are a diversion from the real issue; this being that politicians and their influencers want us to step backwards into becoming a more insular and self-contained sovereignty in every respect. It's already affecting many other areas of our lives, albeit, none of them more important than beekeeping.
As an aside on This Fishing Life... a program about Cornish Fishermen.... they said that brown crab from our waters was banned as an export to China due to high cadmium levels.... although more probably to do with the UKs critisism of China's dubious Human Rights. China was the biggest net importer of crabs from the UKAs normal never mind the truth just make it interesting