444. Importation of bees.

Bees imported into England and Wales from a member state must be accompanied by an original health certificate1. The importation of bees to the Isle of Man is prohibited2.

Consignments of bees may be imported into England and Wales from certain third countries or territories3 providing that certain specified notifiable bee diseases/pests4 are subject to compulsory notification throughout the exporting country or territory5. Where the consignment is a consignment of queen bees6 the consignee must transfer them to new cages7 and send the cages, attendants and other material that accompanied those bees from the third country of origin to a