I just read an article saying that the reason there is no CCD in Alabama is that they have a law outlawing transporting beehives for commercial use in pollinating. Bees can only cross the state line if they are not hived.
Makes me think of the old story about the guy who stopped at a trucking weigh station, got out of the cab and took a broom and started beating on the side of the truck. When asked why, he said, "Truck's full of birds I'm transporting. I want 'em to fly around so my truck will pass the weight limit."
Linda T in Atlanta