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.
Under the Livestock Act 2008 and Livestock Regulations 2015, you are not allowed to bring beehives including used brood boxes, supers and nucleus hives into the Northern Territory (NT).
You must arrange for a health certificate to be completed for other allowable bees or bee-related products. Unpasturised honey is also not allowed to enter the Northern Territory.
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:
Step 2. Submit your form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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