This guidance has been produced to provide informal, non-statutory guidance that aims to clarify the requirements that apply to imports of bees into Scotland from certain parts of the British Isles, from the EU and the rest of the world. It does not provide comprehensive coverage of all conditions laid down in legislation and has no legal force. Similar legislation is in place in England and Wales. Different arrangements are in place for Northern Ireland in accordance with the Northern Ireland Protocol.
This guidance will be updated as further negotiations and legislative changes are implemented in relation to domestic legislation and our relationship with the EU or changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol become available.