916.443.105.3 order of the groups establishing measures to prevent the introduction in Switzerland of the small hive beetle from Italy of January 15, 2015 (Status January 16, 2015) the federal Office of food safety and Veterinary Affairs (groups), under art. 24, al. 3, let. a, of the law of 1 July 1966 on epizootic diseases, having regard to art. 33, al. 2, let. a and c of the Ordinance of 18 April 2007 concerning the import, transit and export of animals and animal products, stop: art. 1 purpose this order is intended to prevent the introduction in Switzerland of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) hives.
S. 2 prohibited imports of animals and the following products from Italy protected areas listed in the annex are prohibited: a. honey bees (Apis mellifera); b. bumble bees (Bombus spp.); c. equipment beekeeping used; d. unprocessed apiculture by-products; e. honey in RADIUS intended for human consumption.
S. 3 entry into force this order comes into force January 16, 2015.
Annex (art. 2) protected areas are classified "zone of protection" the following areas of Italy: area concerned the Calabria Region: all the Region of Sicily: throughout the State on January 16, 2015 region