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SECTION 175
Transportation of bees and bee material
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 15
* § 175. Transportation of bees and bee material. 1. No person shall
transport, move, sell, barter, offer for sale or barter, deliver, or
offer for transportation any colony of bees, used comb, used beekeeping
material, or live bees unless it be within the beekeeper's own premises
without a permit from the commissioner, except that colonies of bees and
used beekeeping equipment which are not infected with or have not been
exposed to bee disease, and which are not infested with and have not
been exposed to insects or parasitic organisms adversely affecting bees,
or to species or subspecies of bees which have been determined by the
commissioner to cause injury, directly or indirectly, to this state's
useful bee population, crops, or other plants may be moved or
transported without a permit provided that the commissioner has been
notified in writing of such intention not less than ten days before the
bees and equipment are moved.

2. No person shall transport, move, buy, sell, possess, barter, offer
for sale or barter, deliver, or offer for transportation any species or
subspecies of bees which have been determined by the commissioner to
cause injury, directly or indirectly, to this state's useful bee
population, crops, or other plants, provided, that the commissioner may
at his discretion exempt the transportation, sale, possession, movement,
or delivery of such bees for scientific or educational purposes under
such safeguards as he may deem necessary.

3. Every shipment of live bees in cages or packages without comb into
this state from another state or foreign country, shall be accompanied
by a permit issued by the commissioner, or by a certificate of freedom
from disease executed by an official of such state or foreign country
recognized by the commissioner.

4. Every shipment of a colony of bees, used comb, used beekeeping
equipment, or live bees on comb into this state from another state or
foreign country, shall be accompanied by a permit issued by the
commissioner or by a certificate of freedom from disease, from insects
and parasitic organisms adversely affecting bees and from species or
subspecies of bees which have been determined by the commissioner to
cause injury directly or indirectly, to this state's useful bee
population, crops or other plants and certifying that a proper
inspection was made not earlier than sixty days preceding the date of
shipment. Such certificate shall be executed by an official of such
state or foreign country recognized by the commissioner. A duplicate of
such certificate shall be mailed to the commissioner before any such
shipment enters this state. Every transportation company upon receipt of
such shipment shall immediately notify the commissioner thereof, giving
the name and address of the consignor and consignee.

* NB Effective until December 23, 2021

* § 175. Rules and regulations. The commissioner is hereby
authorized, after public hearing, to adopt, promulgate and issue such
rules and regulations as the commissioner may deem necessary to carry
out and give full force and effect to the provisions of this article,
including, but not limited to, the designation of species or subspecies
of bees determined by him or her to cause injury, directly or
indirectly, to the public safety or to this state's managed bee
population, crops, or other plants. Such rules and regulations shall be
filed and open for public inspection at the principal office of the
department and shall have the force and effect of law.

* NB Effective December 23, 2021