Application to Import Honey Bees into Ontario

If you wish to apply for a permit to import honey bees into Ontario, please complete the following form and send to:

Paul Kozak, Provincial Apiarist
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Rd. West, 5th Floor NW
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 4Y2
Telephone: 519-826-3595
Fax: 519-826-4375
E-mail: paul.kozak@ontario.ca


Section 13 (2) of the Bees Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter B.6 reads as follows: "No person shall receive or transport in any manner within Ontario any bees or used beekeeping equipment obtained from outside Ontario without a permit from the Provincial Apiarist stating the conditions under which such bees or beekeeping equipment may be received or transported within Ontario."

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Importing Beekeeper Business Information

Company Name: _________________________________________________

Name of Importing Beekeeper: ______________________________________

Business Address: ________________________________________________

Municipality: ______________________________________________________

Province: _______________________________________________________

Postal Code: __________________________________________

County: ________________________________________________________

Township: ______________________________________________________

Business Telephone: ______________________________________________

Business Fax: ____________________________________________________

Business E-mail: __________________________________________________

Beekeeper Registration Number: __________________________

I hereby apply to import the following honeybees or used beekeeping equipment into Ontario:

Number of Queen Bees: _________________________________

Number of Nuclei: ______________________________________

Number of Package Bees: _______________________________

Number of Colonies: ____________________________________

Used Beekeeping Equipment (please list): ___________________

_____________________________________________________

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Exporter Beekeeper or Bee Supplier Business Information

(If moving colonies for pollination do not fill out)

Company Name: _________________________________________________

Name of Exporting Beekeeper: ______________________________________

Business Address: ________________________________________________

Municipality: ______________________________________________________

Province/State: __________________________________________________

Country: ________________________________________________________

Postal Code/Zip Code: _____________________________________________

Business Telephone: ______________________________________________

Business Fax: ____________________________________________________

Business E-mail: _____________________________________________________

Bees Imported into Canada also fall under the Plant Protection Act or the Health of Animals Act. Both these acts are administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

 If the bees originate outside of Canada:

Countries of Origin:

These bees will be imported into Canada under a CFIA Import Permit. Copy of the CFIA Import Permit must be attached.

 The queen bees originate from mainland United States, the above named importer agrees to identify the colonies that the Queen Bees are established in and keep track of where they are located for a period of two years.

 The bees originate inside of Canada, but outside of Ontario, copy of the original inspection report from the originating provincial government authority must be attached. Inspections must have been completed within a period of no more than 30 days from the date of entry into Ontario.

 The bees originate in Ontario and will be exported outside Ontario, but within Canada for pollination or honey production purposes. For each beeyard affected, specify the following:

  1. Beeyard ID: ___________
    Landowner Name: ___________________ Expected Shipping Date: __________
    # of Hives: _______ Province Receiving Hives: ___________
    Crop Being Pollinated: ____________

  2. Beeyard ID: ___________
    Landowner Name: ___________________ Expected Shipping Date: __________
    # of Hives: _______ Province Receiving Hives: ___________
    Crop Being Pollinated: ____________

  3. Beeyard ID: ___________
    Landowner Name: ___________________ Expected Shipping Date: __________
    # of Hives: _______ Province Receiving Hives: ___________
    Crop Being Pollinated: ____________

  4. Beeyard ID: ___________
    Landowner Name: ___________________ Expected Shipping Date: __________
    # of Hives: _______ Province Receiving Hives: ___________
    Crop Being Pollinated: ____________

  5. Beeyard ID: ___________
    Landowner Name: ___________________ Expected Shipping Date: __________
    # of Hives: _______ Province Receiving Hives: ___________
    Crop Being Pollinated: ____________

I recognize that I can not import the above bees into Ontario until I have received a valid permit from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs' Provincial Apiarist and agree to abide by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs' current laws and regulations governing the sale of bees in Ontario.

Dated at ____________ Ontario on the _________ day of _____________, 20___

 

___________________________________________________
(Signature of Applicant)

Business information on this form is collected under the authority of the Bees Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter B.6 and Regulation 57, R.R.O. 1990 under the Bees Act. Information collected will be used solely for the purpose of administering and enforcing the Apiculture and Honey Programs in Ontario, such as pesticide and herbicide spraying; emergency contact notification; Queen and Nuc producer contact information and disease status posting on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website; or for mailing out stakeholder surveys. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Provincial Apiarist, 1-888-466-2372 ext. 6-3595.

Return by mail or fax to:
Provincial Apiarist
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Food Inspection Branch
1 Stone Road West, 5th Floor, NW
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2
Fax: (519)826-4375

 


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Paul Kozak - Provincial Apiarist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 21 February 2005
Last Reviewed: 11 August 2010