901:5-55-02 Registrations.

(A) The department of agriculture, apiary section, shall make reasonable efforts to register all apiaries where honey bee colonies are kept in this state.

(B) All deputy apiarists shall carry apiary registration applications, inspection reports, registration and disease printouts and anything else the director may require in carrying out the responsibilities of the apiary inspection work. Any unregistered apiaries shall be reported and a blank application given to the beekeeper if present during inspection.

(C) Renewal registration applications and no consent forms shall be mailed by the department of agriculture to all previously registered beekeepers, annually on or before the fifteenth of February.

(D) Honey bee colonies moved within this state for pollination purposes shall be returned to an Ohio registered apiary no later than ten days after the conclusion of the pollination service for the crop involved. Colonies which are not returned as required shall be considered a permanent apiary, which shall be registered in accordance with section 909.02 of the Revised Code. Any honey bee colonies moved into this state from outside for the purposes of pollination shall be required to register.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/19/2010 and 05/19/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 909.03
Rule Amplifies: 909.02
Prior Effective Dates: 5-1-95