Interprovincial Bee Movement Requirements

A Guide for Beekeepers on Procedures to Move, Export or Sell Honey Bees Across Canada

April 2022

This document (link below) is a summary of provincial importation and movement requirements. The full requirements are available by contacting the Provincial Apiarist from the province of interest (contact information and links listed at the end of the document). Provincial importation and movement requirements are subject to change at any time.

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Below please see various links and resource information respecting provincial importation requirements.

(as of December 14, 2020)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Not permitted

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s 2020 Protocol:

2020 Nova Scotia Honey Bee Importation Protocol

Industry Protection |

Prince Edward Island

PEI’s 2020 Importation Protocol:

New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s requirements:

Importing for Pollination:  HoneyBeeImportationRequirementPollination.pdf (

Importing for Purchase:  PurchaseAndImportationRequirements-HoneyBeesAndHiveComponents.pdf (


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Requirements for Importing Honey Bees into Ontario (Last updated April 20, 2020):

Application to Import Honey Bees into Ontario:

Ontario Bees Act:

Association Regulations:


Manitoba Bee Act:

Inter-provincial Bee Movement Application form:

Inter-provincial Bee Movement Protocol:


(pages 12 – 16 of the document)


British Columbia

Bee Regulation (