Bee Disease Regulation

Original Language Title: Bienenseuchen-Verordnung

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Bee disease regulation BienSeuchV Ausfertigung date: 10.04.1972 full quotation: "Bee disease regulation as amended by the notice of 3 November 2004 (BGBl. I S. 2738), most recently by article 7 of the Decree of April 17, 2014 (BGBl. I S. 388) has been changed" stand: Neugefasst by BEK. v. 3.11.2004 I 2738;
 
as last amended by article 7 V v. 17.4.2014 I 388 for more information on the stand number you see in the menu see remarks footnote (+++ text detection from validity: 1.1.1989 +++) the V was the Federal Minister for food, agriculture and forestry on the basis of § 79 para 1 of the animal health Act of idF d. BEK. from the 27.2.1969 I issued 158.
I. definitions article 1 (1) bee colony within the meaning of regulation are bees living in an apartment of the bee with their breed and their honeycombs.
(2) the rooms and facilities, where bee colonies are held or have been kept are Apiary in the meaning of the regulation.
II. General requirements who want to keep bees § 1a, has to show this at the latest at the beginning of the activity of the competent authority, specifying the number of bee colonies and their location. The competent authority collects the displayed bee attitudes among issuing a registration number and creates a register thereof. The registration number is zwölfstellig and is made up of the official key number of the municipality key directory published by the Federal Statistical Office, as well as a four-digit number provided for the municipality of beekeeping.

Section 2 (1) holdings, where 1st professional honey is stored or handled, 2 Central walls are made of honeycomb or 3. epidemics wax and - or processed, are subject to the supervision by the competent authority.
(2) in enterprises, in which honey professional handled, must to the storage, handling and processing, for filling and for the promotion of honey used items after use 1 with boiling water thoroughly cleaned, exposed to 2 for at least 20 minutes a temperature of at least 230 degrees C or so kept 3. be, it bees are inaccessible.
The premises are bee-sealing to keep.
(3) honey from holdings in which honey is treated commercially must be disposed only so that it is not accessible to bees.
(4) companies, which professional use honey for the manufacture of feed dough, must handle honey before the making of the feed dough with a procedure by which pathogens of communicable diseases of bees are killed.
(5) the competent authority may the measures referred to in paragraph 2 as well as grounds the measures pursuant to paragraph 3 for farms, where central walls are made of honeycomb or epidemics wax be - or is processed, arrange, as far as this is necessary for preventing the spread of American foulbrood. She can also order that places the operations referred to in paragraph 1, where honey is stored or kept, are bee-sealing to keep and by the agents of communicable diseases of bees are killed wax, which is used for the production by walls of means of for honeycomb, is treated with a procedure, as far as this is necessary for preventing the spread of American foulbrood.

Section 3 is to be feared that the American foulbrood, the Acariose (mite plague), the Varroa, which has spread to small hive beetle or the Tropilaelaps mite or spreads, the competent authority may order an official investigation of all bee colonies and apiaries of the suspicious area is.

§ 4 of the owner of bee colonies and apiaries or his representative is obliged to provide the necessary assistance to carry out investigations.

§ 5 (1) the owner or persons entrusted with the supervision, maintenance and care of bee colonies have to bee colonies, which are transported to a different place to submit a certificate of the official veterinarian competent for the place of origin immediately after the arrival of the authority responsible for the new location, or a body designated by it. That as free from American foulbrood bees have been found and the place of origin of the bees in a foulbrood Sperrbezirk is located, must be drawn from the certificate. The certificate must be issued before September 1 of the previous calendar year and not more than nine months old.
(2) the certificate referred to in paragraph 1 will be withheld by the authority responsible for the new site or the body designated by it. For bee colonies, which are only temporarily transported to another place, she enters the place, the beginning and the end of the hike, and bee disease detected in the place of the hike or on an Apiary in the certificate. The certificate will be issued again the owner or the person responsible for the supervision, maintenance or care of bee colonies, when the bee colonies from the District of the authority are spent.
(3) the competent authority may permit exceptions to paragraphs 1 and 2, provided that concerns do not preclude the disease control.

§ 5a of the owner of bee colonies, which are only temporarily transported to somewhere else has to attach a sign with his name, his address and the number of bee colonies in clearer and more durable font clearly visible to the Apiary. He has to make sure that the bee colonies in his presence or in the presence of one can be examined representative of him by the official veterinarian, where an investigation for reasons of disease control is necessary.

§ 5b of that competent authority may order that, in a Sperrbezirk, in accordance with section 3, the owner of bee colonies to display it, specifying the location of apiaries have suspicious area or an area specific according to § 14 para 2.
III. protection measures against the American foulbrood 1 no longer occupied bee apartments are closing by § 6 of bees bee apartments to keep always bee-sealing closed by the owner of the bees.
2. protection measures no changes may be made before the official finding on the Apiary before official finding of American foulbrood or suspicion of disease of section 7 (1) In the case of the outbreak or suspected of outbreak of American foulbrood. In particular may 1 bee colonies, living or dead bees, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, wax and honey as well as food supplies, bee apartments and used equipment not removed from an Apiary and 2 beehives and bees in the Apiary spent. Sentences 1 and 2 do not apply to honey, which is not intended for feeding bees.
(2) in addition, Apiary may be entered only by the owner, its agent, the persons entrusted with the supervision, maintenance and care of bee colonies, veterinarians and persons in the official order.
3. protection measures from the official identification of American foulbrood of § 8 (1) the outbreak of American foulbrood is officially established, subject to the Apiary in accordance with the following provisions of the lock: 1. Apiary may only by the owner, his agent with the supervision, maintenance and care of bee colonies, veterinarians and persons in the official order be entered entrusted persons.
2 bee colonies, live bees, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, wax, honey, food supplies, bee rentals and used equipment that are located in the Apiary or outside of the Apiary on the property, must not be removed from their location; dead bees may be removed only to the disposal according to instructions of the official veterinarian.
3. beehives and bees may not be moved in the Apiary.
4. honeycomb, honeycomb parts of contaminated or suspect colonies and feed stocks from bee apartments contaminated or suspect may not bee colonies, live bees be spent only after proceedings art swarm in uncontaminated bee apartments of the Apiary.
5th honey won in the Apiary should not be fed to bees.
6 honeycomb bee apartments removed, honeycomb parts and honeycomb waste and containers that contain honey, equipment which adheres to honey, keep so, it bees are inaccessible.
7 dead bees and dead bee brood, as well as the rest of the disease diseased bee colony, also waste from bee apartments bee brood are harmless to eliminate closer instructions of the official veterinarian.
8. the apiaries and bee apartments, are other than those from straw, as well as equipment after closer instructions of the official veterinarian and under official control to clean and disinfect; Bee homes made of straw are to burn.
9 honeycomb, honeycomb parts and honeycomb waste from infested bee apartments, storage honeycomb, wax and, unless for reasons of disease control required, also food supplies are harmless to eliminate or decontaminate after closer instructions of the official veterinarian.
(2) the provision of paragraph 1 shall not apply to 1 wax, honeycomb, honeycomb parts and honeycomb waste, and 2. honey, which is not intended for the feeding of bees when they are delivered on wax-processing plants, equipped with the necessary facilities to the decontamination of the wax, under the designation of "Epidemics wax".

§ 9 
(1) the competent authority arranges the killing of disease diseased bee colonies. She may this and allow the treatment by an art swarm procedure, if according to the opinion of the official veterinarian, thus the eradication of the disease is expected.
(1a) the competent authority may order the treatment of suspect colonies using art swarm techniques according to the opinion of the official veterinarian.
(2) two at the earliest, at the latest nine months after the killing or treatment of colonies suffering from the disease are to follow up all peoples of the Apiary twice by the official veterinarian; the distance between the two investigations must be at least eight weeks. The second investigation is not necessary, if arising in the study of food samples, which in addition are drawn in the first investigation, no evidence of the American foulbrood.

Article 10 (1) is officially established the American foulbrood in an Apiary, declared the competent authority the area within a radius of at least one kilometre around the Apiary to the Sperrbezirk.
(2) the American foulbrood in a hiking Apiary is officially established, the competent authority can explain also the area around the former locations of the diseased bee colony to the Sperrbezirk, if there is reason to believe that the disease is already prevailed in the previous locations in the Apiary. The competent authorities may authorise that the affected Apiary on his home base is spent in this case, an area referred to in paragraph 1 to the Sperrbezirk is there also to explain.

Section 11 (1) for the Sperrbezirk, the following applies: all colonies and apiaries in the Sperrbezirk are 1 American Veterinary Office to immediately investigate foulbrood; This investigation is two at the earliest to review no later than nine months after the killing or treatment of colonies suffering from the plague of infested Apiary.
2. moving apiaries must not be removed from their location.
3. bee colonies, living or dead bees, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, wax, honey, food supplies, bee apartments and used equipment may not be removed from the apiaries.
4 beehives and bees may not be moved in the Sperrbezirk.
In the case of the sentence 1 No. 1 is § 9 para 2 sentence 2 according to application.
(2) the provision of paragraph 1 shall not apply to 1 wax, honeycomb, honeycomb parts and honeycomb waste, and 2. honey, which is not intended for the feeding of bees when they are delivered on wax-processing plants, equipped with the necessary facilities to the decontamination of the wax, under the designation of "Epidemics wax", no. 3.
(3) the competent authority may allow exceptions to paragraph 1 for beehives, bees, bee apartments and equipment and food supplies, if a spread of the disease is not to be feared.
4. ordered protection measures are repeal of the protection measures article 12 (1) to remove, if the American foulbrood is extinguished.
(2) that American foulbrood in the Apiary is regarded as extinct, if 1 all of the contaminated Apiary bee colonies died or killed and harmless have been eliminated or 2 that the plague bee colonies of infested bee stand a) died or killed and harmless eliminated or b) are been treated and c) is been the investigation revealed a negative finding pursuant to section 9 para 2 and 3 performed the disinfection under official supervision and taken by the official veterinarian.
(3) the American foulbrood in the Sperrbezirk is considered to be extinct, if the conditions of paragraph 2 are met and a negative finding the examinations made no. 1 according to article 11, paragraph 1.
IV. protection measures against the mite disease § 13 (dropped out) section 14 (1) an Apiary of the mite disease is infected, so the owner has to handle all of the Apiary bee colonies as far as not a treatment has been ordered under paragraph 2.
(2) the competent authority may, order insofar as it is necessary to protect against the mite disease, that in an area designated by you within a period determined by you all bee colonies against the mite disease to treat are; You can determine the type of treatment.
Protection measures against the Varroa § 15 (1) is an Apiary with Varroa infested V., the owner has to treat all colonies of the Apiary, as far as not a treatment has been ordered under paragraph 2 each year against Varroa.
(2) the competent authority may order insofar as it is necessary to protect against the Varroa, that in an area designated by you within a period determined by you all beehives against Varroa to treat are;. You can determine the type of treatment.
VI. protection measures against the infestation with the small hive beetle 1 honey, honeycomb, has general protection measures section 16 of the owner of bee colonies so keep honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, wax and food supplies, as well as uninhabited bee homes so ensuring that for the small hive beetle is not accessible.

section 16a (dropped out) 2 safety precautions before official finding of infestation with the small hive beetle or the suspicion of infestation of section 17 (1) In the case of infestation or suspected of infestation with the small hive beetle may be made before the official finding of the Apiary and in the feed stock no modifications. In particular may 1 bee colonies, living or dead bees, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, untreated wax, bee rentals and used equipment from the Apiary and feed stocks removed from the feed stock and 2 beehives and bees in the Apiary spent.
The sentences of 1 and 2 No. 1 shall not apply as far as living or dead bees, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, untreated wax, food supplies or beetle samples are removed for the purpose of the study in a research institution designated by the competent authority.
(2) in addition, the Apiary and the feed stock may be entered only by the owner, its agent, the persons entrusted with the supervision, maintenance and care of bee colonies, veterinarians and persons in the official order.
3. protection measures from the official identification of the infestation with the small hive beetle article 18 (1) of infestation with the small hive beetle is officially established, subject to the Apiary in accordance with the following provisions of the lock: 1. Apiary may only by the owner, his agent with the supervision, maintenance and care of bee colonies, veterinarians and persons in the official order be entered entrusted persons.
2. bee colonies, living or dead bees, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, wax, honey, food supplies, bee apartments and used equipment that are located in the Apiary or outside of the Apiary on the property, must not be removed from their location.
3. beehives and bees may not be moved in the Apiary.
4. honeycomb, honeycomb parts of infested or suspected infestation bee colonies and feed stocks from bee apartments of infested or suspected infestation bee colonies may not be moved in uninfested bee apartments of the Apiary.
5th honey won in the Apiary should not be fed to bees.
By way of derogation from set living or dead bees, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, wax or food supplies may be removed 1 No. 2 for the purpose of the study in a research institution designated by the competent authority or to the disposal according to instructions of the official veterinarian.
(2) paragraph 1 sentence 1 No. 2 does not apply to honey, which is not intended for the feeding of bees.
(3) the competent authority examined without delay all colonies within a radius of at least three kilometres around the affected Apiary on the infestation with the small hive beetle.

Section 19 (1) the competent authority performs immediate epidemiological investigations to 1 to determine the cause of the introduction and 2 a spread by the movement of bees, bee brood, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, to determine wax or food supplies from the affected Apiary.
(2) the investigations referred to in paragraph 1 No. 1 to the result that the detected infection is due to 1 the movement of bees, bee brood, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, wax, or feed stocks from another Member State, or importation run a third country and is spending or import is done within the last year before the finding of infestation with the small hive beetle , the competent authority allocates a) the killing of all colonies of the owner of the affected Apiary after closing the bee apartments, b) destruction of bee apartments of middle walls, the honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, of wax feed stocks, and similar items that may have come with the small hive beetle in contact, and c) cleaning of the equipment;
2. Another cause than the removal or the imports referred to in point 1 or the cause of the infestation can not be determined, the competent authority, taking into account the infection situation of a maps) the protection measures after number 1 or b)
the treatment of the affected Apiary against the small hive beetle and the cleaning and decontamination of the Apiary, the bee apartments, the middle walls, the honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, wax, feed stock bearing and of equipment's.

§ 20 the competent authority makes known publicly the infestation with the small hive beetle.
4. ordered protection measures are repeal of § 21 (1) protection measures to repeal if the apiaries and feed supply store are free of the infestation with the small hive beetle.
(2) apiaries and feed stock killed considered infection free, if 1 all of the Apiary bee colonies died, or treated according to § 19 para 2 No. 2 letter b, 2 dead bees and dead bee brood, as well as the other bee brood of infested bee people, also waste from bee homes destroyed have been eliminated, 3. apiaries and bee apartments, the feed stock and equipment under official supervision cleaned and decontaminated been are , 4 Combs have been honeycomb parts and honeycomb waste from infested bee apartments melted down, disinfected or harmless removed, 5th has been who dug up the bottom front of the flight and treated against the puppets of the small of hive beetle according to instructions of the competent authority and 6th in the cases of § 19 ABS. 2 a letter b No. 2 investigation of the treated bee colonies, the entseuchten apiaries and bee apartments, as well as the feed stock camp three weeks after the treatment by the competent authority revealed a negative finding.
VII. protection measures against the infestation with Tropilaelaps mites 1. protection measures may be made no changes before official finding of infestation with the Tropilaelaps mite or the suspicion of infestation of section 22 (1) In the case of infestation or suspected of infestation with the Tropilaelaps mite before the official finding of the Apiary. In particular may 1 bee colonies, living or dead bees, bee brood, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste, bee rentals and used equipment not removed from an Apiary and 2 beehives and bees in the Apiary spent. The sentences of 1 and 2 No. 1 shall not apply as far as living or dead bees or bee brood are removed for the purpose of the study in a research institution designated by the competent authority.
(2) in addition, Apiary may be entered only by the owner, its agent, the persons entrusted with the supervision, maintenance and care of bee colonies, veterinarians and persons in the official order.
2. protection measures from the official identification of the infestation with the Tropilaelaps mite article 23 (1) with the Tropilaelaps mite infestation is officially established, subject to the Apiary in accordance with the following provisions of the lock: 1 colonies, live bees, honeycomb, honeycomb parts, honeycomb waste and bee apartments, as well as used equipment that are located in the Apiary or outside of the Apiary on the property, must not be removed from their location.
2. beehives and bees may not be moved in the Apiary.
3. dead bees and dead bee brood, as well as the other bee brood of infested bee people, also waste from bee apartments are harmless to eliminate further statement of the competent authority.
4. apiaries, bee rentals and equipment are to decontaminate or to clean and then for a period of at least three weeks to ensure that her bees are inaccessible.
5. honeycomb, honeycomb parts and honeycomb waste without bee brood infested bee apartments are harmless to eliminate closer according to the competent authority or at least three weeks to secure they bees are inaccessible.
(2) paragraph 1 does not apply for honeycomb, honeycomb parts and honeycomb waste without bee brood, provided that it is ensured that the honeycomb, honeycomb components honeycomb waste processing plants are taken only to wax, and only, so far as they previously for at least three weeks out of reach are kept for bees.
(3) the competent authority may order the treatment of the affected Apiary beehives, taking into account the situation of infestation.

Section 24 (1) of the infestation with the Tropilaelaps mite is officially established in an Apiary, the competent authority declared the area within a radius of at least one kilometre around the Apiary to the Sperrbezirk.
(2) apply for the Sperrbezirk, that beehives and bees only with the authorization of the competent authority 1 from the Sperrbezirk must be removed or 2 in the Sperrbezirk spent.
(3) the competent authority may order further, taking into account the situation of infestation, that all bee colonies to treat are 1 in the Sperrbezirk or parts of Sperrbezirks;
2. to submit bee brood or garbage from colonies of the Sperrbezirks to investigate investigation facility certain of her are.
3. repeal of section 25 (1) protective measures ordered protection measures are to repeal when the bee levels are free from infestation with the Tropilaelaps mite.
(2) apiaries is considered to be infestation-free, when 1 all of the affected Apiary bee colonies died and harmless removed and the affected bee apartments at least three weeks been so secured that they bees are not accessible, 2. the infested bee colonies of the Apiary died and are harmless removed the affected bee apartments, at least three weeks so secured, that bees are not accessible, and, unless the competent authority has arranged a treatment according to § 23 paragraph 3 , all other colonies of the Apiary according to instructions of the competent authority have been treated and an investigation of the treated colonies three weeks after completion of treatment showed a negative result or 3. in cases in which bee colonies are not dead, dead bees and the bee brood of infested bee people harmless have been eliminated and, as far as the competent authority according to § 23 paragraph 3 has arranged a treatment , all of the affected Apiary bee colonies have been treated according to instructions of the competent authority and an investigation of the treated colonies three weeks after the treatment showed a negative finding.
(3) the Sperrbezirk considered infection free, if the conditions of paragraph 2 are met and, 1 as far as the competent authority according to § 24 para 3 No. 1 has ordered a treatment, all bee colonies have been treated and examined three weeks after completion of treatment with a negative result or, 2. as far as the competent authority according to § 24 para 3 has ordered an investigation into no. 2 , all colonies in the Sperrbezirk in a research institution designated by the competent authority with a negative result on the infestation with the Tropilaelaps mite have been examined.
VIII. any person within the meaning of § 32 paragraph 2 number 4 is letter a of the animal health Act offences article 26, who intentionally or negligently a 1 violates article 1 1 a set display not, incorrectly, incompletely or not timely paid, 2. contrary to article 2, paragraph 2, sentence 1 not or not timely cleans a listed item, not or not timely expose a specified temperature and kept not or not timely , 3. contrary to article 2, paragraph 3, honey eliminated, 4. contrary to article 2, paragraph 4 does not, not properly or not timely treated honey, 5. contrary to article 5, paragraph 1, sentence 2 shall submit a certificate, 6 associated executable Edition is contrary to one with an approval under § 5 paragraph 3 or section 11, paragraph 3, 7 contrary to § 6 a beekeeping not or not properly closed holds, 8 contrary to section 7, paragraph 1, sentence 2 a bee colony , removed a bee or a specified object or spends 9 contrary to section 7 paragraph 2, § 8 paragraph 1 number one 1, article 17, paragraph 2, article 18, paragraph 1 number 1 or section 22 par. 2 Apiary or a feed stock enters, 10 contrary to article 8 paragraph 1 paragraph 2, § 11 paragraph 1, point 3, article 17, paragraph 1, sentence 2 number 1, § 18 paragraph 1 number 2 , Section 22 paragraph 1 sentence 2 number 1 or § 23 paragraph 1 No. 1 a bee, a bee or a specified therein subject removed, 11 contrary to article 8 paragraph 1 number 3 or number 4, article 11, paragraph 1 number 4, section 17, paragraph 1, sentence 2 number 2, § 18 paragraph 1 number 3 or number 4, section 22 paragraph 1 sentence 2 number 2 or § 23 paragraph 1 paragraph 2 a bee colony , a bee or a specified therein subject spends 12 violates article 8 paragraph 1 number 5 or § 18 paragraph 1 fed number 5 honey, 13 contrary to article 8 paragraph 1 number 6 a therein subject not or not properly kept, 14 an enforceable order according to § 8 paragraph 1 number 7, 8 or no. 9, § 9, paragraph 1, sentence 1, § 19 paragraph 2 , Contravenes section 23 paragraph 1 number 3 or paragraph 3 or article 24, paragraph 3, 15 a circulation associated with a licence pursuant to section 10, paragraph 2, sentence 2 is contrary to, 16 contrary to section 11, subsection 1 point 2 removed an Apiary, 17 despite section 16 does not or not properly kept a listed item or a beekeeping not or not properly secures or 18 without consent pursuant to article 24, paragraph 2 a bee colony or a bee removed number 1.
IX. final provisions § 27 (entry into force)