(Closed) Canadian Bees – Bringing cut flowers across the border!?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

You have to have a license to import fruit, live plants, or other materials that could harbour invasive species of some sort!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m pretty sure you can bring cut flowers over the border…I did it when I was in Seattle (who can beat the $5 bouquets from Pike Place!?)  But that was just one bouquet.

This is what it says on the Canada Food Inspection website:

Flowers: cut

restrictions on coniferous foliage/green cones<br /> must not be for propagation

There may be some restrictions depending on the type of flowers and where they come from. Use the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to confirm if a specific item is allowed.

Found here: http://inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/travellers/what-can-i-bring-into-canada-/eng/1389648337546/1389648516990

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a friend who’s a CBSA officer…let me ask her 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Call your local border and ask them. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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smad11:  I would call CBS to be sure.  There are funny rules about plants.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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smad11:  Best idea would be to call the border and ask them their protocol!

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