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Offline Buzzen

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Permits------
« on: May 07, 2009, 01:59:26 PM »
Does Idaho require a permit to keep bees?   How about your state?

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 02:06:14 PM »
I'm pretty sure Virginia doesn't.  Every beekeeper i know doesn't have anything like that.  Of course i could be wrong.
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Re: Permits------
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 05:26:16 PM »
Ohio just requires that you register them and the location yearly.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 05:29:55 PM »
Louisiana does plus you get a cool sticker :lol:

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 05:37:20 PM »
You only need to register your hives in Idaho if you have 10 or more.  Otherwise, you are exempt as a hobbiest.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 06:17:34 PM »
South carolina requires no permits unless you are transporting bees across state lines.

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 08:04:44 PM »
Illinois requires that you register your apiary, if you have only one hive or over a thousand! You are also required to have your registration numers on each hive....and to re-register your apiary every November. You must also allow a state inspector to open and check all or any hives at any time. Another requirement is that you must provide GPS locations of all hives.

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Offline WayneW

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009, 09:01:40 PM »
Have to register in PA once every 2 years. If you expand, you have to let them know, but i dont think the fee goes up. They just want to know who's keeping bees, how many hives and where.
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Re: Permits------
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 09:39:32 PM »
Too much government....way Way WAY too much government.  I'm sure that their is not end to all of the good reasons why someone with a hive has to tell the state that they have it and where it is but...Way too much government.

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 09:50:58 PM »
Washington State:  Any number of hives above zero have to be registered.  1-5 hives is $5.00 total for the year.  It's a sliding scale, 1,001 or more hives is $300 per year.  Expensive fine if you don't register.  You also have to indicate if you'll be using them for commercial pollination, but no extra fees for that.

Certain cities have stricter requirements as to how many hives you can have, where they can be placed, etc.  I've not yet stumbled upon county level requirements.

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(IMHO, this is primarily a small revenue generator/department justifier.  You get a newsletter out of it.  GPS Locations of all hives?  You gotta be kidding me.  I'd give them GPS coordinates, all righty.)
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2009, 10:07:11 PM »
in oregon, it's more than 7, however............
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 10:13:08 PM »
in oregon, it's more than 7, however............

honeybees? what are those?   :roll:
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Re: Permits------
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 10:20:37 PM »
In Tennessee you are to register any hives and tell where they are located, they also ask if you would like to rent bees for pollination, I think they put your name on a contact list.

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2009, 10:31:51 PM »
in oregon, it's more than 7, however............

honeybees? what are those?   :roll:

They're the fictional cartoon characters on a box of honeycomb cereal.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.  Besides, no one saw anything and you can't prove it anyway.
Some days you just want to line them all up and start asking questions.

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2009, 10:05:37 AM »
In Tennessee you are to register any hives and tell where they are located, they also ask if you would like to rent bees for pollination, I think they put your name on a contact list.

G3

At least they offer a potential service back

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Re: Permits------
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2009, 11:16:01 AM »
In New Mexico:

You don't have to register unless you have apiaries of 15 or more hives north of Interstate 40 or 25 or more hives south of Interstate 40.  How's that for arbitrary?

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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2009, 11:20:40 AM »
You do in Florida. 1-5 hives is $10/year, renewable on the anniverary of your registration. But you also get the free resources of the state inspector, who is very knowlegeable and helpful.

Think of it as club dues.
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Re: Permits------
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2009, 01:57:31 PM »
Quote
They're the fictional cartoon characters on a box of honeycomb cereal.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.  Besides, no one saw anything and you can't prove it anyway.

Unfortunatly, all my bees perished in that unfortunate boating accident when I was attempting to transport them, along with all my firearms accross the lake.


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Re: Permits------
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2009, 09:49:25 PM »
I only keep empty boxes for storing funny looking wooden things.  I can't be held responsible when wild insects move in and take over.  When they start registering fire ant mounds, I'll consider it.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2009, 10:00:35 PM »
Ross thats pretty good, I have seen more fire ant mounds this year than ever before.

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Bees will be bees and do as they please!