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APHA Bee Inspectors

What legal powers do APHA Bee Inspectors have?


APHA Bee Inspectors and other appointed authorised persons under the Bees Act 1980, the Bee Diseases Control Order 1982 (recently replaced by the Bee Diseases and Pests Control Order 2006) and the TARP regulations 2011. This gives them authority to:
  • Enter premises where it is believed bees, hives, appliances and bee products are kept;
  • Examine these items and to take samples in order to determine whether they are free from infection;
  • Mark any hive or appliance for identification purposes;
  • Destroy colonies infected with American foulbrood or European foulbrood;
  • Treat colonies infected with European foulbrood.

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Updated 26/03/2020