Notification of Intended Hive Importation


Pursuant to 6 V.S.A. §3032: bees, used equipment, or colonies shall not be brought into the State of Vermont unless approved by the Secretary, by permit.

Anyone responsible for transporting bees, nucs, packages, colonies or used beekeeping equipment into the State is required to complete this application. 

The completed Notification of Intended Hive Importation form must be submitted at least 14 days prior to arrival into Vermont.

Additionally, a valid health certificate from the state of origin shall be provided to the state Apiculturist, at least 10 days prior to arrival. 


(*Providing a valid health inspection containing this information is required prior to import)

Additional forms must be completed for additional shipment dates.

(*Providing a valid health inspection from state of origin required prior to import)

Use this comment box to indicate any additional important information, like multiple ship dates, etc.
Please provide your anticipated sale dates for packaged and/or nucleus colonies

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


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