ikkybeer, The purpose of the Apiary Inspection Program in Ny is to protect the beekeeping industry from diseases and pests of Honeybees.
That is where i am coming from. The question is should there be a program like that or not.
And if yes, there should be a program like that, what should it be like? How should it be run?
If regulations exist, how stringently should they be enforced?
Explaining what has happened to cause the AFB to be there and what should have been done are things that can be and are talked about.
But once the disease is present in a form that can be seen, it needs to be addressed by the beekeeper, under the direction of the Inspector. That is the way that things are here.
How are things done where you live?
There was a time, or so I've been told, when NC would burn out of state hives that weren't moved out of the state fast enough.
I am curious about your use of the term "force".
A policeman pulls me over for speeding and gives me a ticket. Is that force? Is that an example of force? Is that whatm you mean? The state enforcing it's laws? Is that force?
"Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen