Moving Bees into Wisconsin

Before moving honey bees or used beekeeping equipment into Wisconsin, you must:

  • Fill out and submit the Honey Bee Import Report form before the bees or used equipment arrive in Wisconsin.
  • Provide a valid inspection certificate issued within 12 months before arrival to Wisconsin. The certificate must verify the following:
    • Bees are of European honey bee stock.
    • Colonies are free of American foulbrood.

The Moving Bees into Wisconsin FAQ document has more information about these requirements. ​

    DATCP
    State Apiarist Frances Hegarty
    PO Box 8911
    Madison WI 53708-8911
    Phone: (608) 224-4629
    Fax: (608) 224-4656
    frances.hegarty@wisconsin.gov


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