02 Ncac 48a .0253          Infested apiary material liable to destruction

(a)  Anyone possessing bees, apiary products, or equipment that is infested or infected with infectious and contagious bee disease or disorders must disinfect or sterilize such bees, apiary products, or equipment in such a manner as to prevent propagation or spread hazard of the disease.

(b)  If bees, equipment, or apiary products that are infested or infected with infectious and contagious bee diseases or disorders are not disinfected or sterilized the inspector shall take measures to eradicate such bee diseases or disorders at the expense of the beekeeper.

(c)  If sterilization treatments or fumigations are not available or acceptable to the beekeeper, bees, apiary products, or equipment that are infested with contagious and infectious bee diseases or disorders shall be destroyed by the State Apiarist or inspector.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-639;

Eff. January 1, 2011.