02 Ncac 48a .0252          Exposure of diseased materials

(a)  No one shall knowingly expose bees, bee products, or equipment which is known to be infested with a contagious and infectious bee disease in such a manner as to be accessible to robber bees.

(b)  When a colony of bees dies as a result of disease, the beekeeper shall seal or close the colony to prevent robber bees from carrying disease to healthy colonies.

(c)  If apiary products or equipment that are infested with infectious disease are mixed with uninfected products or equipment, the entire lot is considered infested.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-638;

Eff. January 1, 2011.