- Jan 15, 2014
- Reaction score
- South of Watford
- Number of Hives
So IF the chap in Kent was to attempt to circumvent the regulations on importing packages of bees... would that not be smuggling?HMRC aren't just a tax collecting agency - they also control/enforce export/import regulations and processes, it was all chopped around and fiddled about with some time ago with Border Force just controlling immigration and the smuggling side of things.
Also... In 2020 GB imported 21,405 queens ... and these were only checked by SBIs .... now in 2021 queen cages and the little helper workers will have to be sent to NBU for inspection, which was NOT happening when were were part of the EU (that we were hoodwinked into leaving IMOHO)
How will the labs cope????
Whole thing is as as welcome as a rattlesnake in a lucky dip!
Just ban all imports of bees.... simples!