Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
- Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.
I, Dr _______________________, a duly authorised government veterinary officer, hereby certify that:
The disease free status of Australia (as previously approved by the CFIA) has been confirmed as follows:
Africanized genetics – Australia is designated by Canada as free from clinical or epidemiological evidence of the African honey bees (Apis mellifera scutellata), Africanized honey bee hybrids including European honey bee hybrids with Africanized honey bees
Australia is designated free from
Varroa destructor. No case of
Varroa jacobsoni has been reported for at least 12 months prior to the export to Canada within 50 kilometres of the apiary of origin. Varroosis of honey bees remains a notifiable disease in Australia
Australia is designated free from
Tropilaelaps spp. remains a notifiable disease in Australia
The apiary is certified free from bee diseases as follows:
Small Hive Beetle (SHB) (Aethina tumida)
All premises from which the packaged honey bees have been derived or prepared for export, from where they will be shipped to Canada, are located in a SHB-free zone in Western Australia or Tasmania. This zone is defined as being all land within the state boundaries of Western Australia, south of the Tropic of Capricorn and Tasmania. SHB has not been detected in this zone for at least 6 months immediately prior to export
These zones are recognized to be free of the SHB by the CFIA
All locations from which the packaged bees are derived or from where they will be shipped to Canada have been inspected for SHB with negative results by federal or state apiary inspection within 60 days prior to export.
The bees are free from contamination with the Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) as follows:
- The bees or germplasm have originated from an apiary certified free from contamination with Asian honey bee (Apis cerana)
The apiary does not have any visible clinical evidence of American foulbrood (AFB) or European foulbrood (EFB)
Five percent (5%) of the colonies or a minimum of 25 bee colonies (whichever is greater) have been randomly selected and examined from each of the apiaries from which bees will be exported. Inspection for AFB and EFB has occurred within 60 days prior to export
For bees for export sourced from multiple apiaries: For apiaries located within a 10km range of each other which are commonly managed, a minimum of five percent (5%) of the total number of colonies or a minimum of 25 bee colonies (whichever is greater) have been randomly selected and examined. A minimum of five colonies from each apiary site (or all colonies for sites with less than five colonies) have been examined
Bee colonies have been examined as follows:
Brood has been visually examined for symptoms of AFB or EFB. At least three (3) brood frames per hive were inspected
The exporter has declared that the honey bees for export will travel from Australia (Sydney or Melbourne or Brisbane or Perth) either:
Directly to Canada;
Via one of the following approved routes – Hawaii, USA (where no change in aeroplane will occur); San Francisco or Los Angeles, USA; Seoul, Korea; Singapore; Hong Kong; or London, United Kingdom;
By an alternative route approved in writing by CFIA
(delete as applicable)
The declaration is attached to this certificate.
There are particular requirements for packaging the honey bees for export and these need to be declared with the declaration being attached to the health certificate:
There are requirements for transportation and approved routes for exporting honey bees and these need to be declared with the declaration being attached to the health certificate:
Basis for Micor entry
Health certificate agreed in 2021.
Entry last reviewed 10 March 2021.
08/04/2021 - Updated protocol inspection time and declaration regarding packaging.