445. Control of bee diseases.

445.     Control of bee diseases.

Measures have been made for the control of bee diseases1. An owner or person in charge of a hive2 who knows or suspects that:


    (1)     any bees from the hive are infected with a notifiable disease3;


    (2)     a notifiable pest4 is present in the hive; or


    (3)     a notifiable pest is present on or in the same premises or vehicle as the hive,

must immediately notify that fact to the appropriate authority5. An owner or person in charge of a hive who knows that any species of the varroa mite (varroosis) is present in that hive must give