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Delaware Code Title 3. Agriculture § 7501. Definitions

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As used in this chapter:

(1) “Africanized bee” means Apis mellifera scutellata or Apis mellifera adansonii or other exotic species.

(2) “Apiary” means any place where one or more colonies of honey bees are kept.

(3) “Appliances” means any apparatus, tools, machine, or other device used in the handling of bees, honey, wax and hives, and includes smokers, veils, gloves, hive tools, extractors, as well as any container of bees, honey or wax which may be used in an apiary or in transporting bees and their products.

(4) “Bee diseases” means American or European foul brood or any other infectious or contagious disease pronounced detrimental to beekeeping by the Department of Agriculture or the State Apiarist.

(5) “Bee equipment” means hives, supers, frames, sections, wax foundation, wax, comb and honey.

(6) “Bees” means any stage of development of the common honeybee, Apis mellifera, or of any other bee species being transported into Delaware for any purpose.

(7) “Colony” means the hive and its bees, comb and equipment.

(8) “Control” means to curb or hold in check and includes, but is not limited to, abatement, containment, eradication, extermination or suppression.

(9) “Department” means the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

(10) “Eradication” means to burn or discard of bees, combs, and frames, or other equipment.

(11) “Exotic mite” means Tropilaelaps clarae, Varroa jacobsoni, Varroa rindereri, Varroa sinhai, Varroa wongsirii, or other non-endemic species.

(12) “Hive” means frame hive, box hive, barrel, log gum, skep or any other container, or any part thereof, which may be used as a domicile for bees.

(13) “Inspector” means any qualified person who is appointed by the Department for the purpose of inspecting honey bee colonies.

(14) “Mite” means Acarapis woodi, Varroa destructor.

(15) “Mite infestation” means the parasite or pathogen will threaten the colony health if action is not taken.

(16) “Queen apiary” means any apiary in which queen bees are reared or kept for gift or sale.

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