State Laws

Laws Pertaining to Honey Bees in Connecticut

Sec. 22-89.

Registration of honey bees. Each person owning one or more hives of bees shall, annually, on or before the first day of October, make application to the State Entomologist for the registration of bees. The State Entomologist shall issue to such applicant a certificate of registration without fee. The State Entomologist shall (1) keep accessible to the public a record of the registration, the name and place of residence of the registrant and the definite location in the municipality where the bees are kept and (2) transmit a copy of such information to the town clerk of the municipality in which the registrant resides. Any owner of bees who fails to register as required by the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than five dollars.

Sec. 22-90.

Inspection of bees for contagious diseases. The State Entomologist shall, to such extent as he deems necessary or expedient, examine apiaries and quarantine such as are diseased and treat or destroy cases of the disease known as foul brood. The State Entomologist may appoint such inspectors as he deems necessary or expedient, and he or any person whom he appoints for that purpose shall have access at reasonable times to any apiary or place where bees are kept or where honeycomb and appliances are stored. He is authorized to make suitable regulations regarding inspections and quarantine and to prescribe suitable forms for permanent records which shall be on file and open to public inspection, and to make reasonable rules for the services of such inspectors, and may pay a reasonable sum for such services. No person or corporation shall remove bees under quarantine to another locality without obtaining the written permission of an authorized inspector. No person or transportation company shall rec