Moving bees and bee products

A Form 3 Health Certificate for Interstate Movement of Bees and Bee Products (PDF 14.8 KB) is required for the introduction into South Australia of:

  • apiary products
  • bee colonies
  • used appliances
  • queen bees
  • queen cells
  • escorts
  • package bees.

Moving from Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory or Victoria

The entry/re-entry of:
  • bee colonies
  • used hive equipment
  • package bees
  • queen bees and escorts
  • queen cells
  • beeswax
  • pollen
  • propolis
  • used appliances

is prohibited unless:

  • they are free from small hive beetle
  • written permission from the Chief Inspector of Stock is given
  • a valid Health Certificate is issued by the relevant Department of Primary Industries. A copy of the Health Certificate must be forwarded to Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Biosecurity before entry
  • Copies of both the written permission and the health certificate accompany the consignment.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for Ligurian bees.

None of the following can be introduced to the island:

  • bees
  • second-hand bee hives
  • second-hand equipment.

Apiary products are restricted from entry into Kangaroo Island unless they have been tested and verified free of disease.

Phone PIRSA Biosecurity division on (08) 8207 7900 to organise testing.
Page Last Reviewed: 22 Feb 2018
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