(A) The removal of any bees, honeycombs, honey, or used beekeeping equipment from any apiary in the state wherein a serious bee disease is known to exist is prohibited until such disease is controlled or eradicated. The removal of any bees, honeycombs, honey, or used beekeeping equipment may be made from any such apiary, under a special permit signed by the state apiarist, when properly safeguarded to prevent dissemination of such disease.
(B) If any swarm or apiary, for which no person claims ownership and that is not registered as required in section 909.02 of the Revised Code, is found to harbor a serious bee disease or Africanized honey bees, then the bees and equipment, if applicable, shall be eradicated.
Cite as R.C. § 909.11
History. Effective Date: 06-20-1994