.02 Registration Certificate.

A. A person keeping a bee colony shall hold a valid registration certificate.

B. A person who is not registered as a beekeeper under this regulation and who acquires a colony shall have it registered with the Department within 30 days after the acquisition.

C. A registration certificate shall be renewed annually upon meeting all of the requirements set forth in this regulation.

D. To obtain a registration certificate, a person shall:

(1) Make application to the Department on forms provided by the Department; and

(2) Provide access for the inspection of each colony in each apiary.

E. A person keeping bees shall be assigned a permanent identification number.

F. Unless revoked, a registration certificate is valid for 1 year beginning January 1, or the date of issuance, and ending December 31.

G. A registration certificate is not transferable.