Wow! 11 hives
And that is in Croatia, right?
For how long have you been a beekeeper?
I am assuming it´s a hobby for you as well?
11 hives wouldn´t suffice to make a living of it, right?
I didn´t really want to have more than 4 max. to warrant I would have enough time to provide an adequate level of care.
Last year deployed the 3rd, not sure if this one will make it through the winter.
It seemed a little weak, when I applied the Oxalic acid treatment a couple of weeks ago.
The weather this year was not in favor of bees but excellent conditions for those varroa mite fuckers
Although the spring had started off well, we got a rather cold phase around the time when apple bloom would have been.
I paid nothing for shipping of the honey to the US, because my sister took it in her baggage on her flight to SFO.
She had to go there on business travel.
From Germany, DHL would charge 36€ for a package up to 2 kg which is rather steep.
It´s actually legal to bring honey and you don´t have to declare it or get a permit.
The following are generally admissible if they are unopened and commercially packed. Many prepared foods that are unopened and commercially labeled are admissible (excluding meats and meat products). You may bring bakery items and most cheeses into the United States. As a general rule, condiments, vinegars, oils, packaged spices, honey, coffee, fish, tea, and baby formula are admissible. Because rice can often harbor insects, it is best to avoid bringing it into the United States, particularly if it is in loose burlap packaging. Foods in packaging that appears unsafe or contaminated may be refused entry.
Source: CBP website