Daily Archives: April 13, 2011

Hawaiian Queen Importation Notice

 This is to inform you that there have been recent instances of small hive beetles (SHB) found in shipments of honey bee queens originating from Hawaii.  On April 7, 2011 one live SHB adult was found associated with packaging material associated with queens in Manitoba and SHB early larval instars of SHB were found in queens received in Alberta and Manitoba.  Provincial Apiarists will be working closely with the CFIA and importers to ensure that Hawaiian queens are examined for SHB.  Although there are protocols in place to mitigate the risks of introducing and spreading the SHB from Hawaii, […]