Are you a licensed welder?If so why?Do you pay for certification? Have your welds been inspected? certified? If so why?
Should I get my welding done by some one who has not been inspected?
maybe we should get rid of beef inspectors at the slaughterhouses?
I'm not urging you guys to pay for an apiary license.If you don't want one don't get it. But be aware,if it's the law in your state,and you don't get it,be prepared to pay if you get caught.I'm sure you guys pay the fee for your drivers license .It doesn't make YOU OR THE OTHER DRIVERS DRIVE ANY BETTER. But on the other hand,don't complain if a neighbor has AFB and no one did anything about it.
Sorry CV,don't feel bad about complying with the law. If inspections resume in our state ,I'll bet you'll be more than glad to get to know your local inspector. They are not like codes inspectors that are just book learned,most here are experienced keepers.