80-6-114. Hobbyist apiary registrations. (1) The department may grant hobbyist apiary registrations to hobbyist beekeepers under the following conditions:
(a) The applicant must not own a total of more than five hives, and all of the hives must be placed on the hobbyist apiary.
(b) The applicant must own the bees and the hives and must personally manage and operate the bees and the hives.
(c) Only one hobbyist registration is allowed an applicant and only two hobbyist apiary registrations are allowed a family unit.
(d) If the department determines that too many hobbyist apiaries are being registered within too close proximity of each other or of other established apiaries so that there is or may be danger of the spread of bee diseases, pests, or other contagious or infectious diseases among bees or apiaries or that there will be interference with the proper feeding and honey flow of established apiaries, the department may refuse to grant any further hobbyist registrations in the locality and area of the danger, in accordance with 80-6-102(6).
(2) No certificate of registration of a hobbyist apiary may be leased, assigned, or transferred, and no person other than the hobbyist apiary registrant may exercise any rights or privileges, directly or indirectly, authorized by the certificate of registration.
History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 125, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 198, L. 1987.