Found this on the VA website... I assume we (Beekeepers or wann-bees) can call them and ask them to inspect our hives or any used equipment we are looking at buying ?? Any of the VA keepers have any experiance with them?? http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/plant&pest/apiary.html
The Virginia Bee Law regulates the movement of honey bees into the state, the sale of bees, queens, used bee equipment; and provides a means for dispatching bee disease reservoirs.
Virginia utilizes a Uniform Inspection Certificate approved by the Apiary Inspectors of America for interstate movement of colonies.
Virginia also participates in the Mid-Atlantic States Agreement which specifies inspection requirements for bee diseases and pests and allows for partial (random) inspection of apiaries that meet certain disease-free criteria.
The agreement alleviates problems of reduced personnel and budgets while maintaining control over apiaries with disease histories.
Apiary personnel are frequently called upon to give honey bee demonstrations to schools. Considerable effort is also expended at the Virginia State Fair and at other local fairs to educate the public about the importance of honey bees and pollination.