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Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983)


Control Measures relating to Honey-Bees

7. Destruction of Capensis-infected colonies


(1) If a beekeeper is unable to implement management measures to eliminate Capensis worker bees from a Capensis-infected colony, the colony shall be destroyed.


(2) The executive officer shall order the destruction of a Capensis-infected colony—
(a) which is kept in an unmarked beehive; or
(b) where management measures to eliminate the presence of Capensis worker bees have not been implemented.