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Code of Virginia
Title 3.2. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food
Chapter 44. Beekeeping

§ 3.2-4405. Entry permit required to bring bees and used bee equipment into Commonwealth; inspection.

A. No person shall bring any bees on combs, empty used combs, used hives, or other used apiary appliances into the Commonwealth without first receiving an entry permit to do so from the State Apiarist. Entry permits shall be issued only upon receipt of satisfactory proof that the bees and other items are free from bee diseases. Specifically identifiable colonies must be brought into the Commonwealth within 60 days from the issuance of the entry permit.

B. Bees brought into the Commonwealth shall be subject to inspection at any time.

Code 1950, § 3-501; 1950, p. 227; 1966, c. 702, § 3.1-606; 1972, c. 499, § 3.1-610.15; 1982, c. 100; 2008, c. 860.

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