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GLOCK
03-17-2013, 06:44 AM
PA BEE LAWS.
Post your PDF of your states BEE LAWS.
http://www.pastatebeekeepers.org/pdf/paBeeLaw.pdf :eek:

NYSSOI
03-17-2013, 06:58 AM
NEW YORK

http://www.eshpa.org/index.php/ny-apiary-laws


No hosted PDF

timgoodin
03-17-2013, 07:03 AM
KENTUCKY

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/252-00/CHAPTER.HTM

Individual pdf's indexed at this webpage.

alblancher
03-17-2013, 07:26 AM
Louisiana

check your local government, some cities have additional restrictions

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/CB2656D7-A2EA-4E6D-8DC3-A88E889E763E/61883/pub2524modelbeekeepingAug09HIGHRES.pdf

urbanoutlaw
03-17-2013, 08:04 AM
Virginia

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+TOC03020000044000000000000

Sticky Bear
03-17-2013, 08:10 AM
Colorado

No pdf available, several cities and counties have ordinances, all on the eastern side of the state, :rolleyes: :lpf: but my county (Mesa County) has none concerning Honey bees. Besides my bee yard is in a rural agricultural zone.

cg3
03-17-2013, 08:31 AM
Ohio-
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/909

779Hybrid410
03-17-2013, 08:36 AM
Alaska

http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title03/Chapter47.htm

No nucs get shipped here.

ubernerd
03-17-2013, 08:53 AM
Utah:

http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r068/r068-001.htm

Also, a helpful compilation of links for most states:

http://www.apiaryinspectors.org/laws/statelaws.html

Sticky Bear
03-17-2013, 08:56 AM
Utah:

http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r068/r068-001.htm

Also, a helpful compilation of links for most states:

http://www.apiaryinspectors.org/laws/statelaws.html

I tried this link for Colorado and both links are broken.

Barry
03-17-2013, 09:14 AM
ILLINOIS

http://www.beesource.com/resources/elements-of-beekeeping/laws-related-to-bees-and-beekeeping/illinios-bees-and-apiaries-act-with-rules/

Birdman
03-17-2013, 09:48 AM
Indiana
www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/files/ep-apregs.pdf.

woodsy
03-17-2013, 09:56 AM
Maine

http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/pi/apiary/index.htm

Rader Sidetrack
03-17-2013, 10:02 AM
Tennessee:
http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/publications/regulatory/tennessee%20apiary%20act.pdf

flatfootflukey
03-17-2013, 10:40 PM
http://plantboard.arkansas.gov/PlantIndustry/Apiary/Documents/Circ%205%20Apiary%20law%20and%20regs.pdf

jdawdy
03-17-2013, 11:49 PM
New Mexico
http://nmdaportal.nmsu.edu/nmda/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Bee-Act.pdf
http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title21/21.027.0002.PDF

AmericasBeekeeper
03-18-2013, 04:01 AM
Florida Statute Chapter 586 and Florida Administrative Code 5B-54
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0500-0599/0586/0586ContentsIndex.html

rjphil
03-18-2013, 05:41 AM
CONNECTICUT
http://www.ct.gov/caes/cwp/view.asp?a=2800&q=376550

Scottsman
03-18-2013, 02:09 PM
Georgia

http://agr.georgia.gov/honey-bees.aspx

Tim Bates
03-18-2013, 05:22 PM
Louisiana


This is all I found under Louisiana Law when I started keeping, there are/maybe other ordinances in Towns and or Parishes.

Louisiana RS 3:2301-2311

http://legis.la.gov/Legis/Laws_Toc.aspx?folder=75&level=Parent
http://legis.la.gov/Legis/LawSearch.aspx

There are other statutes regarding honey sales I can look up and post if need be.

weldingfreak6010
03-18-2013, 05:27 PM
Iowa
http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/cool-ice/default.asp?category=billinfo&service=iowacode&ga=83&input=160

camprn
03-18-2013, 06:56 PM
New Hampshire: http://nhrsa.org/law/chapter/429/

pbuhler
03-20-2013, 01:49 PM
Vermont:
Laws and regulations are a part of this page.

http://www.vermontagriculture.com/ARMES/plantindustry/apiary/applications.html

kelsirish1974
03-30-2013, 10:56 PM
WASHINGTON (state not D.C.)

http://agr.wa.gov/plantsinsects/Apiary/

ANOTHER PAGE THAT SEEMS TO BE HELPFUL FOR MYSELF!

http://wasba.org/

fritz_monroe
04-01-2013, 07:21 AM
Maryland

No PDF that I can find, but here's the page on the Office of the Secretary of State
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitlesearch.aspx?search=15.07.01.*

NasalSponge
04-02-2013, 08:18 PM
OKLAHOMA

http://www.oda.state.ok.us/forms/cps/apiaryact.pdf

Luv2beekeep
04-10-2013, 07:20 AM
Idaho

Idaho Code 22-2510 - Registration -- Assessment -- Collection -- Proceeds
Idaho Code > Title 22 > Chapter 25 > 22-2510 - Registration -- Assessment -- Collection -- Proceeds

Current as of: 2010
Check for updates
(1) There is hereby levied upon each beekeeper maintaining colonies within the state of Idaho, or desiring to move bees into the state, an annual registration fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for up to fifty (50) colonies. Each additional colony in excess of the first fifty (50) colonies shall be assessed at the rate of ten cents (10) per colony. Hobbyist beekeepers are exempt from registration under this section.

(2) The registration fee assessed for colonies in excess of fifty (50) colonies may be increased to not more than twenty cents (20) per hive or colony per year, if approved by a majority of the beekeepers voting in a referendum held for the purpose of determining whether such levy of the registration fee shall or shall not be changed. If the levy of the registration fee is changed, the levy of the registration fee will continue annually at the changed rate until again changed by another referendum. Any resident of Idaho who is registered under this chapter as an Idaho beekeeper with the Idaho department of agriculture may vote at such referendum. Any referendum to be held for the purpose of changing the levy of such registration fee shall be held at the annual meeting of the Idaho honey industry association or any successor organization to this group.

(3) Said registration fee shall be a lien upon all apicultural products, equipment, bees and property of the person owning or controlling such bees and shall be prior to all other liens or encumbrances except liens which are declared prior by operation of the statutes of this state.

dunc
04-10-2013, 07:47 AM
Pennsylvania's bee law (www.pastatebeekeepers.org/pdf/paBeeLaw.pdf):


Dunc

toddjensen
04-13-2013, 10:56 AM
I've added a wikipedia page, hopefully it can be maintained there (better that the apiary inspector site :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apiculture_policy_in_the_United_States

Todd Jensen
Lincoln, NE

westernbeekeeper
04-15-2013, 08:12 AM
Wyoming:
http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title11/T11CH7.htm

fatscher
05-03-2013, 12:44 PM
The Great State of Alabama (perhaps the most restrictive bee law among all states in the nation):

http://law.onecle.com/alabama/agriculture/2-14-1.html

kaeckman
06-03-2013, 06:49 AM
How do i get Michigan's bee law

Jackam
06-07-2013, 10:22 PM
How do i get Michigan's bee law

All I have found for Michigan is this http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(coehl0jm1sr2ys55gkjo1cvh))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-Act-412-of-1976

weldingfreak6010
06-21-2013, 07:40 PM
Missouri Apiculture Law

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/chapters/chap264.htm

Elswiccm
06-21-2013, 08:06 PM
WEST VIRGINIA
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=19&art=13

Eddie Honey
07-09-2013, 05:44 PM
New Jersey:

http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/pdf/NJBEELAW.pdf
http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/pdf/05revNJAC224(Diseases%20of%20Bees)(2).pdf
http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/pdf/AmendedFinal05-NJAC220Quarantines.pdf

dadandsonsbees
07-18-2013, 09:11 AM
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_106/Article_55.html

I also might add that the Honey Bee is North Carolina's state insect.

oldfordguy
07-18-2013, 10:13 AM
The Honey bee is also the state insect for Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Just FYI, the honeybee is a popular insect!

Angler
07-20-2013, 03:01 PM
Texas

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/AG/htm/AG.131.htm

Harris County - (Houston, TX) Laws

http://harriscountybeekeepers.org/PDFdocs/BeeLawAndRegulations.pdf

sc-bee
08-03-2013, 04:28 AM
South Carolina
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t46c037.php

Honey Processing
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/4005.htm

1-800miner
08-19-2013, 10:59 AM
I tried to upload the California laws...But the internet isn,t big enough.

Karessa
08-20-2013, 04:15 PM
Oregon:

http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/602.html

pamarrero
08-21-2013, 10:44 AM
here in Utah it goes by municipality spo even if the state says it is legal the town may not

Aaron77
08-23-2013, 09:32 PM
Thats the PRC - Peoples Republic of California

PewHeretic
09-08-2013, 10:27 AM
Georgia already listed (thanks Scottsman) but wanted to add that most states also have a statute that supports bee keepers of any size by suspending pesticide spraying and other pest control applications if you let them know you have bees. I have a neat road sign I put up under an existing road sign as well as visiting my local mosquito war department and they were more than willing to accommodate me. They have ceased spraying down my road until they get 1/4 mile away or better.

Tried to load a couple pics but kept getting 404 error code. I painted it Caterpillar yellow with black lettering and graphics. I put my location and hive name (Heretic Hive) on it. No complaints from the road department :)

Toni Bee
09-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Washington, DC (signed January 2013)

http://dcclims1.dccouncil.us/images/00001/20130124112432.pdf

VitaminBee
12-12-2013, 08:01 AM
ARKANSAS

http://plantboard.arkansas.gov/PlantIndustry/Apiary/Documents/Circ%205%20Apiary%20law%20and%20regs.pdf

Hogback Honey
01-24-2014, 01:34 PM
The State of Jefferson is working on them as we speak:D !

Flyer Jim
01-24-2014, 05:33 PM
The State of Jefferson is working on them as we speak:D !

I pass through Jefferson every year. I would like to move there, I think I would fit in just fine. :rolleyes:

Bee Whisperer
01-24-2014, 09:15 PM
Missouri

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/chapters/chap264.htm

The revised statutes of the state of Missouri, 1909: to which are ..., Volume 1
books.google.com/books?id=LypGAQAAIAAJ PP 749-750

lute1812
03-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Anything for Michigan?

Either I'm not very diligent in looking or do they now let the Michigan beekeepers 'fly by the seat of their pants?' On another thread I started concerning AFB one poster mentioned, I believe in FL, that a bee inspector told him that he hadn't seen AFB for many years. So with the tightening of the states' financial belts over the last few decades has many states just dropped their bee registration and inspection programs?

Really just peeking around the corner, not seeking anymore state or municipal taxation or registration fees, but don't want to get 'hung up' with a penalty for not reporting such. Remembering the old saying that 'ignorance of the law doesn't give one a pass-go free card if caught.'

nschomer
03-26-2014, 07:48 AM
Massachusetts:
https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXIX/Chapter128/Section32

Can click forward from there, the bee laws are sections 32-36B.

Interesting side note, Section 33 seems to prohibit some of the newer hive designs for use in Massachusetts, you need movable frames - which to me means Langstroth only (please correct me if I'm wrong).

debcst5823
04-08-2014, 07:30 PM
WYOMING

http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title11/T11CH7.htm