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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

DIVISION 55

BEES AND OREGON STANDARDS OF BEE COLONY STRENGTH FOR
COLONIES USED IN COMMERCIAL
POLLINATION OF CROPS

603-055-0100

Apiary Registration Fees

The following annual apiary registration fees are established by authority provided in ORS 602.090: Every person who owns or is in charge of five or more colonies of bees located within this state must register the colonies with the Department of Agriculture. Each registration shall be accompanied by a fee, which shall cover each colony of bees owned by the registrant.

(1) For registrations made before June 1 of each year, the annual registration fee shall be $10 per registration and $0.50 per colony.

(2) The number of colonies that must be registered shall be based on the high number of full strength colonies managed within the state of Oregon at any time during the previous year.

(3) For registrations made after July 1 of each year, the annual registration fee shall be $20 per registration and $0.50 per colony.

(4) All moneys collected pursuant to ORS 602.090 shall be spent on pollinator research that is predominately focused on honeybees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190 & 602.090
Stats. Implemented: ORS 602.090
Hist.: AD 7-1992, f. & cert. ef. 6-3-92; AD 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-94; DOA 6-2016, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-16

603-055-0200

Definition

As used in this rule, unless the context or a specially applicable definition requires otherwise: As defined in ORS 602.010, “Colony” or “colonies of bees” refers to any hive occupied by bees and “hive” means any receptacle or container made or prepared for use of bees, or box or similar container taken possession of by bees, except for nucleus hives.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190 & 602.090
Stats. Implemented: ORS 602.090
Hist.: DOA 6-2016, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-16

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