Bees

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      It reads as, if he tried to import without full verification and certification through N. Ireland, the consignment could be destroyed. It's a typical journalistic sensationalistic piece of writing, done to garner a response and to put pressure on the powers that be. It's not good that if he doesn't comply to an apparent (now) nonexistent piece of legislation, an already threatened species could be put under more pressure, be it from farmed bees. I also read it as a bloke who's investment has gone boobies up using the bees as leverage....once again to garner a response from various groups to put pressure on the powers that be.
      There is a lot of changes going on post brexit that have led to confusion, I don't think even defra have unravelled every thread yet.
       
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        I saw something on the news about it as well.

        On the subject of Bees. Our friend John and his friend Ivo have some 400 hives scattered around Algarve. They have been unable to do do much since the fires two years ago because of the damage caused to the plant life. They are cleaning and repairing hives at the moment and hoping to reintroduce colonies this year. They make and sell hives and have a honey factory which they are in the process of relocating all to Jphn's farm.

         
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