Department of Agriculture - Apiary Registration - Disease controls.

Published: 2017-10-22

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(A) If any serious bee disease is diagnosed or africanized bees are discovered in an apiary, the state apiarist, deputy apiarist, or deputy state apiarist shall provide notice to the bee keeper indicating:

(1) The results of the inspection and any evidence of the serious bee disease or africanized bees;

(2) The corrective actions, if any are available, that are needed to be taken by the apiary; and

(3) The time in which the apiary has to comply with the corrective actions.

(B) Failure to comply with the notice describe in paragraph (A) of this rule may result in an order of destruction pursuant to section 909.03 of the Revised Code and rule 901:5-55-06 of the Administrative Code.