15.07.01.08

.08 Transporting Bees.

A person may transport through Maryland a bee colony only under the following conditions:

A. Each bee colony shall be screened or covered at all times to prevent bees from escaping;

B. An operator of a motor vehicle transporting bees shall keep the bees from being agitated by operating the vehicle's motor at all times unless refueling, or unless the bees are enclosed in a refrigerated section of the vehicle where the temperature is maintained at 45F;

C. A motor vehicle containing bees may not be operated more than 1 mile from any interstate highway; and

D. If bees are released for any reason from a vehicle, the operator or other responsible person shall report the release immediately to the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland State Police.