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Bee Disease Control Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Precautions against spread of infection

5.—(1) An authorised person may—

(a)take samples of any bees, combs or hive debris in order to see if they are free from infection and shall submit any sample so taken to the Department;

(b)mark any hive or appliance for identification purposes.

(2) Where by reason of information received under Article 4(1) or otherwise an authorised person has reasonable grounds for supposing that American foul brood, European foul brood or Varroosis is present on or in any premises or other place, or where an authorised person is refused entry to any premises or other place on or in which he has reasonable grounds for supposing there are hives, bees, combs, quilts, bee-products or appliances, he shall serve on the owner or person in charge of any hive, bees, combs, quilts, bee-products or appliances on or in those premises or other place a notice prohibiting their removal except under the authority of a licence issued by the Department and in accordance with the terms and conditions (if any) subject to which the licence is issued.

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