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Does anybody have any experience with breeding/selling insects in the UK? North.

 
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Hi,

Glad I found this forum, have just joined after searching through many forums but nobody on them seemed to have much idea then a Permaculture forum came up so I thought YES! knowledge is here...hopefully haha


I'm looking for ways to make a SMALL income. They can be temporary.
Around £100-300 per month. I have a few ideas and do not expect to make this amount from worms/insects alone but one of my ideas is to breed worms and sell them to others but also to cut the costs of food for the ducks.

Everyone says to get meal worms, they are easy to look after and breed quick BUT seems to me unless your in a warm country or its summer, they need to be bred indoors which I do not have the room for.
I also do not want to be paying to run heating pads etc

At the moment I have access to 1/2 acre garden, we have a lot of fruit saplings coming up so going to try and sell some of these, got lots of herbs growing also. I am moving but it all depends on when the house sells and then looking at being able to use 2-12 acres for permaculture.

Anybody have any ideas?

It would be great to hear your ideas, expertise and if you have tried things and they did not work out.



 
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Have you checked out the local angling shops ? Maybe the fishermen would like worms . Brandling worms fetch a good price and they live on compost .
Have you thought about bee keeping ?

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The idea is great. Living chook food. What is your setup?
The fruit saplings must be declared as such because usually fruit trees are grafted and people expect to buy grafted trees and not a sapling.
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