General Laws

Section 36. The inspector or his assistants upon presentation of proper credentials of the department shall have access to each place where bees, bee supplies, appliances or equipment are kept and to each place where bees have lodged.

No owner, renter, or keeper of beehives, used bee equipment, or places where bees have lodged, shall refuse or obstruct entry of the inspector or his assistants to any such place for inspection and for disease control purposes.

There shall be secured to each colony inspected a legible card showing the date of inspection, the health or disease of the colony, and the signature of the inspector.