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The Vermont Statutes Online


Title 6 : Agriculture


(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 3032)
  • § 3032. Transportation of bees or used equipment into the State

    (a) Except as provided under subsections (c) and (d) of this section, bees, used equipment, or colonies shall not be brought into the State of Vermont unless approved by the Secretary by permit. The Secretary shall not approve the import of bees, used equipment, or colonies from out of state unless accompanied by a valid certificate of inspection within the previous 45 days from the state or country of origin stating that the bees, used equipment, or bee colonies are free from bee disease.

    (b) Any person, other than a common carrier, who knowingly transports or causes to be transported used equipment or colonies to a point within this State shall provide the Secretary with an approved import permit and certificate of inspection not less than 10 days prior to entry into this State.

    (c) This section shall not apply to a shipment of bees, equipment, or colonies that originated outside the State and is destined for another point that is also located outside this State.

    (d) The Secretary shall not require an import permit or a valid certificate of inspection under subsection (a) of this section for bees, used equipment, or colonies that:

    (1) are registered in Vermont;

    (2) were transported not more than 75 miles from the registered location of the owner of the bees or colonies; and

    (3) are imported back into the State within 30 days of the date of original transport. (Added 1983, No. 83, § 1; amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003; 2019, No. 35, § 5; 2019, No. 129 (Adj. Sess.), § 8.)