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Country: Canada

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

Note: Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health certificate

I, Dr ___________________, the undersigned, a duly authorized Government Veterinary Officer certify that:

  1. The disease free status of Australia (as previously approved by the CFIA) has been confirmed as follows:
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Australia is designated free from Tropilaelaps spp. Tropilaelaps spp. remains a notifiable disease in Australia
  2. The apiary is certified free from bee diseases as follows:
    1. The premises have been certified for small hive beetle (SHB) (Aethina tumida) as follows:
      1. All packing and shipping location(s) on the apiary premises from which the honey bee queens have been prepared for shipping to Canada have been inspected for SHB with negative results by Federal or State apiary inspector within 90 days prior to export. The packing and shipping location(s) were indoors, certified to be free from SHB and certified to be inaccessible to entry by SHB at any time during packing and shipping.
    2. A declaration (attached) has been signed by the owner/exporter providing assurances to the Federal or State apiary inspector that they have knowledge of the Canadian import requirements and will comply with the following requirements:
      1. All packing of the queens and attendants into cages and then into shipping boxes for export must be done in the inspected area (s).
      2. All queens and attendant worker bees must be caught by hand and placed in new queen cages with ventilation holes no longer than 2 mm x 2mm or if longer than 2 mm are no wider than 1 mm. Worker bee attendants (2-6 attendants per queen) have been placed in individual queen cages with the queen and not loose in a battery box. Queen cages filled with queens and attendants must be stored in the designated and inspected packing and shipping location(s) until shipping.
    3. The bees are free from contamination with the Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) as follows:
      1. The bees or germplasm have originated from an apiary certified free from contamination with Asian honey bee (Apis cerana)
  3. 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 queen production and mating apiaries from which bees will be exported. Inspection for AFB and EFB has occurred within 90 days prior to export

    For queen bees for export sourced from multiple queen production and mating 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 from each of the queen production and mating apiaries from which bees will be exported. 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:
    1. Brood in colonies used in queen production and mating have been visually examined for symptoms of AFB or EFB. At least three (3) brood frames per hive were inspected
  4. The exporter has declared that the honey bees for export will travel form Australia (Sydney or Melbourne or Brisbane or Perth) either:
    1. Directly to Canada; OR
    2. Via one of the following approved routes – Hawaii, USA (where no change in aeroplane will occur); San Francisco, USA or Los Angeles, USA; Seoul, Korea; Singapore; Hong Kong; or London, United Kingdom; OR
    3. By an alternative route approved in writing by CFIA (delete as applicable)

      The declaration is attached to this certificate.

Other requirements

Pre-export preparations

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

Transport requirements

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 25 February 2014 and last revised 24 February 2020

Entry last reviewed 6 March 2020

Latest updates

 
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Last updated: 3/07/2022 11:47 PMCreated: 1/03/2017 9:43 AM