New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sec. § 175
Transportation of Bees and Bee Material


1.

No person shall transport, move, sell, barter, offer for sale or barter, deliver, or offer for transportation any colony of bees, used comb, used beekeeping material, or live bees unless it be within the beekeepers own premises without a permit from the commissioner, except that colonies of bees and used beekeeping equipment which are not infected with or have not been exposed to bee disease, and which are not infested with and have not been exposed to insects or parasitic organisms adversely affecting bees, or to species or subspecies of bees which have been determined by the commissioner to cause injury, directly or indirectly, to this states useful bee population, crops, or other plants may be moved or transported without a permit provided that the commissioner has been notified in writing of such intention not less than ten days before the bees and equipment are moved.

2.

No person shall transport, move, buy, sell, possess, barter, offer for sale or barter, deliver, or offer for transportation any species or subspecies of bees which have been determined by the commissioner to cause injury, directly or indirectly, to this states useful bee population, crops, or other plants, provided, that the commissioner may at his discretion exempt the transportation, sale, possession, movement, or delivery of such bees for scientific or educational purposes under such safeguards as he may deem necessary.

3.

Every shipment of live bees in cages or packages without comb into this state from another state or foreign country, shall be accompanied by a permit issued by the commissioner, or by a certificate of freedom from disease executed by an official of such state or foreign country recognized by the commissioner.

4.

Every shipment of a colony of bees, used comb, used beekeeping equipment, or live bees on comb into this state from another state or foreign country, shall be accompanied by a permit issued by the commissioner or by a certificate of freedom from disease, from insects and parasitic organisms adversely affecting bees and from species or subspecies of bees which have been determined by the commissioner to cause injury directly or indirectly, to this states useful bee population, crops or other plants and certifying that a proper inspection was made not earlier than sixty days preceding the date of shipment. Such certificate shall be executed by an official of such state or foreign country recognized by the commissioner. A duplicate of such certificate shall be mailed to the commissioner before any such shipment enters this state. Every transportation company upon receipt of such shipment shall immediately notify the commissioner thereof, giving the name and address of the consignor and consignee.
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