Honey bees and beekeeping
Rules about moving bees, equipment and products
The import of bees, apiary equipment and bee products including honey is strictly controlled to prevent the spread of diseases.
You're not allowed to bring beehives including used brood boxes, supers and nucleus hives into the Northern Territory (NT).
Importing from interstate
To import into the NT from within Australia, you must apply for a health certificate.
You must do this before you import. To apply, follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in the relevant form:
- health certificate form for bee products and equipment
- health certificate form for package bees
- health certificate form for queen bees and escorts.
Step 2. Submit your form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Importing from overseas
To import into the NT from overseas, go to the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.
Last updated: 08 April 2021
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