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  1. #1
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    Evansville, IN, USA
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    Greetings:

    Is any form of apirary registration required in the state of Indiana?

    What regulation do you have in your state?

    Thanks,
    Dave W

    UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE

    On Nov 12, I received a letter from the Chief Apiary Inspector with the Indiana DNR. Here's a brief quote:

    "Beekeepers are not required to register".

    "No limit to the number of hives".

    "Periodic inspections are not required".

    "There is no fee for apiary inspections".


    Thanks everyone for your input!
    Dave W

    [This message has been edited by Dave W (edited November 13, 2002).]

  2. #2
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    Big Grin

    In Michigan as of 2 years ago you don't have to register or have any state inspections.
    Clint

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    Clinton Bemrose

  3. #3
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    In West Virgina you must register each year.

  4. #4
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    In PA you register and its good for 2 years.


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    Dale Richards
    Dal-Col Apiaries
    Drums, PA

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    Same in Tennessee

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    Jim

  6. #6
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    In Ohio every year.

  7. #7
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    Since this seems to have become a poll instead of the original question (does Indiana require registration). Nebraska has dropped all registration and has no bee inspections whatsoever.

  8. #8
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    I don't believe that there is any regestration or state inspection in Kansas either.
    Bill

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    To my knowlege and I'm new to beekeeping we have a bee inspector and very good one and knowledgable about most matters and very helpful. In Iowa we do not have any registrations. Eich

  10. #10
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    Connecticut requires registration or else a $5 fine!http//:http://www.caes.state.ct.us/Inspecta...i.htm#Arborist

  11. #11
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    In New York there is no inspection or restrictions on keeping bees. But if your selling the honey, you have to label it to thier requirements.

    Don

    Westchester, NY

  12. #12
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    Hi,
    I think NY has inspections because the inspector spoke at a bee club meeting in Ballston spa that I attended. He said inspections are not required but he will come and do an inspection if you request it. I have is name and number somewhere, But like most things I have I can't find it right now. I think his number is listed in the NYS Dept. of Ag and markets web page.


  13. #13
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    Wink

    Hi Dave -

    In Illinios, the ILLINIOS BEES AND APIARIES ACT http://www.beesource.com/eob/laws/illact.htm
    states:

    Section 2. Registration
    (a) Every person keeping one or more colonies of bees shall register with the Department annually.

    Regards,
    Barry, remembering that the last time I registered was . . . oh yea, I never have. A rule is just words if there is no way to enforce it. Sorry, but government is already involved in too much of my life. Opinions expressed are that of my own and in no way imply that you too should embrace my opinion as fact.

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    Does anyone know about Maryland?

  15. #15
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    Sapulpa,OK USA
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    Big Grin

    Just an FYI
    OK does not require resgistration, but they wil inspect upon request.


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    Big Grin

    Hello fellow beekeeper
    even if theres no inspection its to your benefit to have them inspected.
    you just don't know if your bees are ok.
    I have my bees done every yr. as I sell my queens.
    good luck=====Don

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    How about Wisconsin?

  18. #18
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    Hi Don -

    > you just don't know if your bees are ok.

    You're serious about this or is this with tongue in cheek?
    It would be one thing if it was simply a case where this service was offered without strings attached, but I fear it is not. I suspect if an inspector found some disorder in a hive, I would be obligated to deal with it his way, would I not? I would be forced to get the drugs or chemicals and start down that road. After working 3 years to get every bit of contamination out of my hives, the last thing I would take kindly to is someone telling me I had to use drugs or chemicals to treat it when there are other ways to deal with it.

    You get bureaucracy involved and you then have to play by their rules. No thanks, I'll pass on the help so I can be allowed to think for myself.

    Regards,
    Barry

    [This message has been edited by Barry (edited January 09, 2003).]

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