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01-27-2005, 08:58 AM
I just received a call from Davies Apiaries from Canada, he raises Buckfast queens. Well, he has told me he is still unable to ship me queens to the U.S.A. because of the current restrictions. Is there anyone who can give an update as to the status of the current border restrictions and when they will be lifted. I realize we are two different countries, but common we are right next to each other.
01-27-2005, 09:31 AM
The restrictions from Canada to the US are NEW, not old, and are not likely to be lifted. I'm afraid a lot of Canadian queen breeders don't have the time and money to do all the new red tape necessary to send queens here.
Here's a recent discussion on it.
02-19-2005, 06:07 PM
I was at a bee conv.in saskatoon last summer,and they said the restriction is now lifted with a agro. permit.Check with our top provincial rep,John Gruszka SAFRR,this is the govt. guy out ofPrince Albert,Sask.---Phone-1 306 953 2790 or fax 1 306 935 2440.A great guy.
02-19-2005, 06:14 PM
It requires inspection and a permit and several other things. We can't receive queens from Canada yet though some of the hurdles will be resolved in the next few weeks.
02-19-2005, 06:34 PM
Gosh,some things drag on.This wa last summer,and they wernt to happy about it cause they klame there is to many imune mites and didnt want to allow them accross.Maybe there still fighting it.
02-20-2005, 02:44 AM
What about just getting some eggs shipped?
02-20-2005, 05:30 AM
what if someone were to buy a large enough volume of queens as to make the inspection and hassle worth the trip. could that number of queens be shipped safely and distributed with them still viable and in good shape?
02-21-2005, 12:06 PM
Hi,I just received a letter from our provincial guy,and it IS legal for us to bring queens in from down there,under restrictions.No,african area,and special foo permitts.I don't know about.yews getting them down there.
02-21-2005, 12:34 PM
O.K,just receaved the second part.NO bees are allowed into U.S.,in comb frame,and need notice 10 days in advance.If I get instructions,I could Email the original letters to ya all. Roger.
02-24-2005, 10:41 AM
Queen Rearing Video http://mkat.iwf.de/mms/metafiles/02000018010220000000_lo.asx
02-24-2005, 10:50 AM
Instrumental Insemination of Qeens http://mkat.iwf.de/mms/metafiles/02000017460220000000_lo.asx
02-24-2005, 12:51 PM
Terry, thanks for posting these excellent video URL's! -Dan
02-24-2005, 01:00 PM
You are very welcome Dan.
02-25-2005, 01:16 PM
Great Videos, Thanks!
02-25-2005, 03:36 PM
You're welcome David B. did you see all 5 videos
02-25-2005, 07:39 PM
Good videos,But I was having trouble with the sound breaking up.Did anyone else have the same trouble?
02-26-2005, 06:39 AM
I have only had time to watch the Wueen breeding. But the pictures showing grafting and the cell builder stuff is awesome! No trouble with the sound. At my office I have a T1 connection but here at home i have an old dial up that is very slow so. But I would hope there is some way to get video or dvd of these tapes - IMO it would be worth it.
02-26-2005, 08:51 AM
Bumble Bee video