Department of Agriculture - Apiary Registration - Inspection and procedures.


Published: 2017-10-22

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(A) The state apiarist, deputy state apiarists, and deputy apiarists shall have the authority to inspect all apiaries and feral or unclaimed honey bee colonies.

(B) In order to avoid cold damage to apiaries and colonies, inspections shall take place during those months when temperatures are above fifty degrees Fahrenheit, unless requested by the beekeeper.

(C) All inspections shall be conducted using the inspection procedures, policies, and best management practices as detailed by the department in carrying out the inspection and enforcement of Chapter 909. of the Revised Code.

(D) Inspection results shall be delivered to the beekeeper as soon as possible following the completion of the inspection.