Importation of Bees in Saskatchewan


Importation of Bees in Saskatchewan

Important Notice:
The SBA Board is concerned about the negative impact of bees on comb approved for import into Saskatchewan. Please direct your concerns regarding the importation of bees on comb to the Honourable Lyle Stewart, or our Provincial Specialist in apiculture Geoff Wilson


geoffGeoff Wilson, Saskatchewan Provincial Specialist in Apiculture, SBA Ex officio
Box 3003,  800 Central Avenue,
Prince Albert, SK S6V 6G1
Phone 306-953-2304 Fax 306-953-2440
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Bee Lab

Starting in April 1 2012 the following changes are in effect:

  • More samples will be contracted out during the peak season so they can be analyzed sooner with improved accuracy.
  • A fee will be charged to recoup a portion of the expenses of processing the samples - see the fee schedule below. Please note that all lab services provided for crops in Saskatchewan have been reviewed, and all prices are being increased.


Test Type Cost / Sample
Varroa Mite $5.00
Nosema $10.00
Tracheal Mite $15.00
All 3 Tests Combined  $25.00

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