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Acceptable services (COD service option isn’t available)

  • Priority™
  • Xpresspost™
  • Expedited Parcel™
  • Regular Parcel™

Bees must be:

  • Free from disease
  • Packaged in a safe and secure box or tube covered with a fine mesh screen, as per industry standards, to prevent breakage or leakage during transit and handling. You must provide Canada Post with the required information in HAR 154 - Records for each shipment
  • Easily identifiable on the container

You can only mail bees between March 1 and October 31.

Delivery to your destination is required to be achievable in 3 consecutive business days (excluding weekends and statutory holidays) from the time of mailing except for queen bees and their attendants where the delivery needs to be achievable the next business day from the time of mailing.

Honey bees (colonies)

Acceptable services 

  • Expedited Parcel™
  • Regular Parcel™

You can only mail honey bee colonies between March 1 and October 31. 

Queen bees and their attendants (up to 8)

Acceptable service 

  • Priority™

You can only mail queen bees and their attendants between April 1 and October 31.

Queen bees and their attendants must be easily identifiable on the container (label with “QUEEN BEES AND ATTENDANTS”).

Queen bees and their attendants must not: 

  • Have honey in the container. 
  • Be shipped to remote locations in Canada. For a list of remote locations, see our air stage offices list.

Please note:

You can only mail these items domestically. You mail all items at your own risk. We make no coverage for loss or damages available for this type of mail.