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Bee Disease Control Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Provision of facilities and obligations of beekeepers

10.—(1) A person shall not in any way interfere with or cause or knowingly permit to be interfered with any form of identifying mark made by an authorised person under Article 5(1)(b).

(2) The owner or person in charge of any hive, bees, combs, quilts, bee-products or appliances shall, so far as he is able, make available all such facilities and give such information (including information concerning the whereabouts and number of hives, bees, combs, quilts, bee-products and appliances belonging to him or in his charge) to an authorised person as that authorised person shall reasonably require for the purposes of this Order.

(3) A person other than an authorised person carrying out the treatment of bees under Article 8(4) shall not treat any bees with any substance which may have the effect of disguising the presence of, or rendering difficult the detection of, European foul brood.

(4) Any person may be excepted from the prohibition contained in paragraph (3) by a licence (which may be general or specific) issued by the Department and in accordance with the terms and conditions (if any) subject to which the licence is issued.

(5) Any person upon whom a notice is served under this Order or who is subject to the provisions of a notice declaring an area to be an infected area within the meaning of Article 9 shall comply in all respects with the provisions of that notice.

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