New Risk Assessment
Summer 2022 CFIA invited the submission of new/current scientific information in regard to the health of and management of honey bee diseases and pests in the United States and Canada.
The Commission in collaboration with US beekeeping organizations and the Canadian Beekeepers Federation prepared and submitted 16 peer reviewed scientific papers in regard to the 4 risks identified in 2014 as well as control program and surveillance information in the US.
Mid August 2023 CFIA announced they would be undertaking a new risk assessment to evaluate the risks associated with the importation of honey bee packages from the United States.
With this announcement CFIA also invited the submission of any new/existing scientific information related to the health of honey bees or control programs in place to control disease agents and pests in Canada or in the United States.
Alberta Beekeepers Commission in collaboration with the American Beekeeping Federation, California State Beekeepers Association, American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Beekeepers Federation prepared and submitted the following 22 documents to CFIA:
|2023 Risks involved in intercontinental bee imports||Randy Oliver|
|Relative risks of intercontinental honey bee imports into Canada||Dr. David Tarpy|
|Buzz'sBees 2022 Mitochondrial DNA testing for Africanized Honeybee||Buzz's Bees|
|B-Z Bee Pollination Certificate of Quarantine Compliance||B-Z Bee Pollination|
|Comments on the Canadian boarder closure to US package bees||Pettis & Associates LLC|
|Small Hive Beetle||Dr. Jamie Ellis|
|Letter from University of California, Davis||Dr. Elina L. Nino|
|Rules & Regulations of the State of Georgia: Subject 40-4-1||State of Georgia|
|2023 Certificate of Apiary Health: Wilbanks Apiaries, Georgia USA||Georgia Department of Agriculture|
|Health Certificate to Export Honey Bee Queens Apis Mellifera From the United States of America – Continental to Canada: FORM||United States Department of Agriculture|