Re: Russell? Beating a dead horse?
Specialkayme, in response to the approved list in MS. Every beekeeper in MS who produces queens, packages ,or nucs for sale must be inspected by MS Dept of Ag. They will give you a certificate of inspection to accompany each shipment. It looks like this.
CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION FOR PACKAGE BEES
AND / OR QUEEN BEES
MISSISSIPPI DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE & COMMERCE
BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY
P.O. BOX 5207, MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS 39762
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE APIARIES OF:
BROKE T APIARIES
13340 HIGHWAY 488
PHILADELPHIA, MS 39350
HAVE BEEN INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE APPARENTLY FREE FROM AMERICAN & EUROPEAN FOULBROOD. PARASITIC MITES & THE SMALL HIVE BEETLE ARE ENDEMIC IN MISSISSIPPI. SAID APIARIES ARE FREE OF AFRICANIZATION BASED ON 100% OF QUEEN MOTHERS WERE ANALYZED USING THE FABIS FRESH WEIGHT METHOD. THESE APIARIES WILL BE INSPECTED AT REGULAR INTERVALS. THIS CERTIFICATE EXPIRES MARCH 15, 2013.
JOHN G. CAMPBELL, DIRECTOR
If you purchase bees from out of state they should be inspected in the state they were produced in and a health certificate should accompany the order.
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