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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 13. BEE MANAGEMENT AND HONEY PRODUCTION [29000 - 29812]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 1. Bees [29000 - 29321]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 13. Colony Strength [29190 - 29195]
  ( Article 13 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2. )

29190.
  

The director may establish a system for certifying colony strength for bees used in the pollination of agricultural crops.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2.)

29191.
  

The colony strength of a bee colony shall be certified after inspection on the basis of the number of active frames of bees or the square inches of brood per colony, or both, using a sampling system, approved by the director.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2.)

29192.
  

The inspection and certification of colony strength of bees may be made by department employees, the commissioner or persons authorized by the commissioner, or persons appointed by the director.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2.)

29193.
  

Inspection and certification shall be made at the request of the beekeeper or agricultural producer involved. The party requesting the inspection and certification shall pay for the service. To the greatest extent possible, the inspector shall endeavor to give the beekeeper advance notice of the scheduled date of the inspection.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2.)

29194.
  

The director may by regulation establish reasonable fees to cover the cost of inspection and certification performed by department employees and persons appointed by the director, other than the agricultural commissioner.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2.)

29195.
  

The board of supervisors of the county may establish reasonable fees to cover the cost of inspection and certification performed by the commissioner.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2.)

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