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03-17-2013, 07:44 AM
PA BEE LAWS.
Post your PDF of your states BEE LAWS.
03-17-2013, 07:58 AM
No hosted PDF
03-17-2013, 08:03 AM
Individual pdf's indexed at this webpage.
03-17-2013, 08:26 AM
check your local government, some cities have additional restrictions
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03-17-2013, 09:10 AM
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.
03-17-2013, 09:36 AM
No nucs get shipped here.
03-17-2013, 09:53 AM
Also, a helpful compilation of links for most states:
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Florida Statute Chapter 586 and Florida Administrative Code 5B-54
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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
There are other statutes regarding honey sales I can look up and post if need be.
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New Hampshire: http://nhrsa.org/law/chapter/429/
03-20-2013, 02:49 PM
Laws and regulations are a part of this page.
03-30-2013, 11:56 PM
WASHINGTON (state not D.C.)
ANOTHER PAGE THAT SEEMS TO BE HELPFUL FOR MYSELF!
04-01-2013, 08:21 AM
No PDF that I can find, but here's the page on the Office of the Secretary of State
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04-10-2013, 08:20 AM
Idaho Code 22-2510 - Registration -- Assessment -- Collection -- Proceeds
Idaho Code > Title 22 > Chapter 25 > § 22-2510 - Registration -- Assessment -- Collection -- Proceeds
Current as of: 2010
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(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.
Pennsylvania's bee law (www.pastatebeekeepers.org/pdf/paBeeLaw.pdf):
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The Great State of Alabama (perhaps the most restrictive bee law among all states in the nation):
06-07-2013, 11:22 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
06-21-2013, 08:40 PM
Missouri Apiculture Law
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I also might add that the Honey Bee is North Carolina's state insect.
07-20-2013, 04:01 PM
Harris County - (Houston, TX) Laws
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Washington, DC (signed January 2013)
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The revised statutes of the state of Missouri, 1909: to which are ..., Volume 1
books.google.com/books?id=LypGAQAAIAAJ PP 749-750
03-26-2014, 08:48 AM
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).
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Arizona appears to have very limited beekeeping regulations. One of them is here:
I suggest contacting the Arizona Ag Dept as per that page to ask if there are other current beekeeping regulations.
05-14-2014, 03:21 AM
Here are the 2 areas that I am beekeeping in:
Park County, CO: http://parkco.us/documentcenter/view/1229 Section K
Aurora, CO: http://www.beesource.com/resources/elements-of-beekeeping/laws-related-to-bees-and-beekeeping/aurora-colorado-beekeeping-ordinance/
10-02-2014, 04:12 AM
how about arizona anyone know of any beekeeping laws in az. i dont believe we even have a county or state bee inspector. does this mean beekeepers in az cant move their hives or sell queens to other states? and is az the only one like this?
Some counties or other jurisdictions, here in Arizona, have zoning ordinances that affect beekeeping. There are no state-wide beekeeping regulations, or programs of inspection, etc. This means that beekeeping is virtually unregulated in the state, and not that we cannot export queens or bees from Arizona, just that many other states prohibit the importation of uninspected/uncertified bees and queens, into their jurisdictions.