02 Ncac 48a .0254          destruction of bees: apiary products or equipment

(a)  The inspector shall consider all factors and make the determination as to whether the bees, apiary products, or equipment can be safely sterilized or disinfected. 

(b)  This Rule shall be enforced for diseases as listed in this Section.

(c)  The inspector shall consider all treatments approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, including drug therapy and fumigation, in making the safe sterilization determination.

(d)  The destruction or disposition of bees and equipment shall be conducted under the supervision of the inspector.

(e)  The destruction of a beehive shall be performed as is described in "Agricultural Extension Beekeeping Note No. 2.01," January 2007, published by North Carolina State University's Cooperative Extension Service, including subsequent amendments and  editions, or in "Beekeeping Basics," Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium, 2004, including subsequent amendments and editions.  Copies of these documents are available for inspection at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Plant Industry Division office located at 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.  They may also be obtained online at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/apiculture/PDF%20files/2.01.pdf and



History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-639;

Eff. January 1, 2011.