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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  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2.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 5. Intrastate Movement [29070 - 29074]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1404, Sec. 2. )

29070.
  

(a) Any person relocating a colony of bees from a registered apiary in one county to another county, where the apiary is not registered for the current calendar year, shall notify the destination commissioner within 72 hours of the first movement or entry into the county. The notification shall include all of the following:

(1) The name and address of the apiary operator or the operator’s designated representative.

(2) A telephone number where the apiary operator or the operator’s designated representative may be reached.

(b) The apiary operator or the operator’s designated representative shall provide locations of each colony upon request by the commissioner of any county.

(c) Subsequent movement into the destination county shall require further notification to the commissioner within 72 hours of movement.

(d) When the apiary operator removes the last colony from the county, the operator shall notify the commissioner of that final movement within 72 hours.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 300, Sec. 4. (AB 450) Effective January 1, 2020.)

29070.5.
  

Any apiary operator or the apiary operator’s designated representative relocating a colony of bees within a county where the apiary is currently registered shall notify the commissioner of the movement within 72 hours of the relocation.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 300, Sec. 5. (AB 450) Effective January 1, 2020.)

29071.
  

It is lawful for any person, except when prohibited by other provisions of this chapter, to do any of the following:

(a) Transport any contaminated hive, together with its contents, to a suitable place for burning, or to a wax salvage plant licensed under Article 11 (commencing with Section 29150), after the person has killed the bees in the hive and sealed the hive to prevent the entrance of live bees.

(b) Transport contaminated comb, including any frame associated with it, to a suitable place for burning, or to a wax salvage plant, licensed under the provisions of Article 11 (commencing with Section 29150) if the comb is tightly enclosed to prevent access to the comb by bees.

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

29072.
  

No person shall move or transport any bees, comb, appliances, or colonies within the state which are diseased, except for abatement pursuant to this chapter or for research pursuant to Section 29074.

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

29073.
  

The inspector, in a summary manner, may destroy where required, any and all diseased colonies, bees, combs, or hives which are unlawfully moved within the state wherever they may be found.

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

29074.
  

The secretary, by written permit, subject to conditions the secretary may determine are necessary to protect the beekeeping industry of this state, may authorize federal and state agencies to transport and maintain within the state diseased bees, comb, hives, appliances, or colonies for the purpose of studying methods of eradicating and controlling bee diseases.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 320, Sec. 6. (AB 2468) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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