901:5-55-06 Confirmation of disease.

(A) Any colony diagnosed by the deputy apiarist to have a serious bee disease shall be confirmed by the Ohio department of agriculture or an accredited diagnostic laboratory if the colony is to be destroyed by the deputy apiarist in this state. If any destruction occurs it shall be conducted for Africanized honey bees and those diseases where destruction is considered to be a viable control method within the bee industry. Any samples shall be either a smear, comb, adult bee or the pest depending on the specific disease or problem diagnosed. A copy of the sample test results shall be provided to the beekeeper. If the beekeeper requests, a sample shall also be provided at the time of inspection for his or her own independent analysis.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 901:5-55-06

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2010 and 05/19/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 909.03
Rule Amplifies: 909.03
Prior Effective Dates: 5-1-95; 2-28-00