02 Ncac 48a .0257          diseased apiaries quarantined

(a)  Any apiary or colony of bees infected with contagious and infectious diseases, disorders, or conditions prescribed in the rules in this Section shall be placed under quarantine by the State Apiarist or inspector.  Such quarantine becomes effective upon a verbal or written notice to the person in charge of the bees from the State Apiarist or inspector and remains in effect until the inspector has determined that the disease is eradicated or under control to his satisfaction.

(b)  The movement or transportation of any and all colonies of bees, apiary equipment, queen bees, nuclei, combs, or other diseased materials from a quarantined apiary or colony is prohibited.

(c)  A quarantine zone shall exist within a radius of two miles around the diseased apiary or colony of bees.  No bees may be moved from a quarantine zone until after they have been inspected and found to be apparently free from disease.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-638 through 106-639;

Eff. January 1, 2011.