Argentina: The export of queen bees and companions from Río Negro to Italy and Spain was certified

Regulation & Compliances
Published Apr 17, 2024

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Argentina's National Agri-Food Health and Quality Service (Senasa) has successfully certified the export of 1,400 queen bees and 9,800 companion bees to Italy and Spain from two bee breeding establishments in the Middle Valley, Río Negro. These establishments, 'Cabaña Antünei' and 'Cabaña Colmenares del Valle,' are recognized by Senasa and listed in the National Registry of Breeding Apiaries, ensuring they adhere to strict health inspection and control standards. The bees, which were thoroughly inspected and found to be free of diseases and infestations, were transported from Ezeiza International Airport, marking a significant achievement in the export of live beekeeping material from Argentina.
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GENERAL ROCA (Río Negro) - The National Agri-Food Health and Quality Service (Senasa) certified the export of 1,400 queen bees (Apis Mellifera Buckfast) and 9,800 companion bees destined for Italy and Spain, from two breeding establishments that carry out their activities in the Middle Valley, province of Río Negro. The professional team at Senasa's Northern Patagonia Regional Center supervised the conditioning procedure and certified that the bees came from inspected hives immediately before shipment. The health evaluation determined that the bees did not present clinical signs or indications of diseases or infestations typical of the species, and that the breeding apiaries are located in areas that do not present the American Foulbrood disease and are free of exotic diseases, such as small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) or the mite Tropilaelaps spp. In addition, prior to shipment, samples were taken and sent to the Senasa Laboratory, the results of which also confirmed the ...
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