Re: Australian Bee Imports in 2014?????
Were the border between Canada and the US opened to bees going both ways then Canadian Pollinators would feel the impact of pollinators from the US. We would also have Canadian beekeepers Wintering in our Southern States again. Apparently Canadian Authorities think this a bad thing.
Originally Posted by bluegrass
Living on the border w/ Ontario and Quebec I know that bees can go into Canada from the US by swarms. A fence line will not keep bees from going where they wish. Quebec and Ontario have Varroa and SHB, so I don't see the point in keeping the Border closed.
Rumor has it that there have been cases wherein a truck load of bees coming out of Maine went into Canada by accident and was allowed to re-enter the US here in NY. For what that says.
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