264.051 - Certificates of health, expiration — quarantine — eradication.

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1.If, by reason of any owner-requested inspection, the director is satisfied that no apparent disease or pest exists in any colony in an apiary, he shall issue to the owner thereof a certificate of health setting out therein the date of the inspection, the number of colonies therein and the results of the inspection.This certificate shall expire ninety days after the inspection.

2.If, by reason of any inspection, the director is satisfied of the existence of any disease or pest, he shall notify the beekeeper owning the apiary, in writing, of the results of the inspection, setting out the number and location of infected colonies and informing him of the proper methods of treating the infected colonies.Any apiary infected with any contagious or infectious bee disease or pest may be declared under quarantine and the owner thereof shall be prohibited from moving such apiary, bees, honey, wax or used beekeeping equipment.The owner shall thereafter eliminate the diseased or pest infested condition within the apiary or equipment, or both, to the satisfaction of the director.The quarantine will then be lifted.If, by the time of the next inspection, which will be no more than one year after the initial inspection, the diseased or pest infested condition has not been eliminated, the director shall supervise the eradication of the diseased or pest infested bees and equipment, or shall otherwise eliminate the diseased or pest infested condition and lift the quarantine on any remaining bees.

(L. 1978 S.B. 683 § 5, A.L. 1985 H.B. 180)

In chapter 264 Apiaries