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Shipment Notification of Honey Bees and Beekeeping Equipment

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As a beekeeper or beekeeping supplier pursuant to M.G.L. c. 128, Section 35 and 330 CMR 8.00: Apiary Inspection Regulations require that all imported honey bee shipments of packages, nucleus colonies (nucs), colonies and used beekeeping equipment brought into the state of Massachusetts must be reported to the Department of Agricultural Resources at least 48 hours prior to import into the state. To learn more read the Honey Beekeeper Import Requirements Letter.

Shipments must also be accompanied with a State-Issued Health Certificate including at least one Health Inspection within 60 days prior to shipment. This Certificate must be provided to the Department for each shipment to be in regulatory compliance. Use the form below to notify the Department of your shipment and provide Certificate documentation. For additional information or questions email bees@mass.gov.

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