02 Ncac 48a .0250 Health Certificates
The State Apiarist shall grant health certificates as follows:
(1) For queen breeders, package bee shippers, and nuclei producers in North Carolina:
(a) The beekeeper shall have an inspector inspect all of the bees owned or operated by the beekeeper at least one time a year at a time the bees are actively rearing brood;
(b) All frames of brood shall be inspected in each hive;
(c) If no disease is found, the State Apiarist shall issue a North Carolina health certificate dated to expire 12 months after issuance;
(d) If disease is found the disease shall be suppressed by destruction of hives or eradicated by fumigation;
(e) The inspector must wait 30 days after the disease has been eradicated or suppressed before performing a re-inspection of remaining hives for health certification purposes; and
(2) For certification of bees to be moved from North Carolina:
(a) The inspector shall inspect the bees according to the entry requirements of the destination state or country;
(b) A uniform health certificate shall be issued if the disease freedom requirements of the destination state are met;
(c) The State Apiarist may make any additional declarations for which he has supporting data when such declarations are required by the destination state; and
(d) The inspector may mark or stamp hives that are disease-free if such is required by the destination state.
History Note: Authority G.S. 106-638; 106-639;
Eff. January 1, 2011.