02 Ncac 48a .0255          fumigation or sterilization of apiary equipment

(a)  The State Apiarist shall allow fumigation or sterilization of diseased bee equipment in lieu of destruction when fumigation or sterilization is sufficient to eliminate the disease or disorder.

(b)  The State Apiarist shall, at the request of the beekeeper, provide and operate the chamber for fumigation of diseased bee equipment in lieu of destruction, when fumigation or sterilization is sufficient to eliminate the disease or disorder.  When the beekeeper makes such a request, the beekeeper shall pay for the cost of the fumigant.

(c)  The State Apiarist shall dispose of honey, wax, or bee equipment abandoned in connection with the fumigation program in a manner such that there is no disease spread hazard.

 

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

Eff. January 1, 2011.