(A) Any colony diagnosed by the state apiarist, deputy state apiarist, or deputy apiarist to have a serious bee disease shall be confirmed by the department or an accredited diagnostic laboratory prior to an order for destruction pursuant to section 909.03 of the Revised Code is made .
(B) 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.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 8/7/2017 and 10/22/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 909.03
Rule Amplifies: 909.03 , 909.11
Prior Effective Dates: 5/15/1995,02/28/2000