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§4-12-12  Registration of apiaries. –

Published: 2015

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Animals and Animal Husbandry



SECTION 4-12-12

   § 4-12-12  Registration of apiaries. –

(a) All apiaries in the state must be registered, annually, with the director

of environmental management not later than March first. All persons owning

honey bees within the state shall annually notify the director of the keeping

of bees, their location and number of colonies.

   (b) Any person(s) within the state who sells, gives, barters,

or otherwise transfers ownership of bees and/or honey bee colonies, and/or

nuclei colonies shall notify the director, in writing, within thirty (30) days

of the name and address of the new owner.

   (c) Between 14 and 30 days prior to March first annually the

director shall cause notice of the registration requirement to be published at

least twice in the state newspaper and in other newspapers and journals of

general circulation adequate to provide reasonable notice throughout the state.

   (d) The director shall mail to all registered beekeepers the

necessary registration material annually, at least thirty (30) days prior to

March first.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1989, ch. 495, § 2.)