<html> <head> <title>Rule 12:41:04:04 Method for obtaining bee samples.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 12:41:04:04"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 12:41:04:04 Method for obtaining bee samples."> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Office HTML Filter 2.0"> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <style> <!-- --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US> <div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>12:41:04:04.&nbsp;&nbsp;Method for obtaining bee samples.</b> Sampling of bees for examination shall be done in the following manner:</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (1)&nbsp;&nbsp;A composite sample shall be collected from each apiary selected for inspection;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (2)&nbsp;&nbsp;Samples shall be randomly collected from 10 percent of the colonies in each apiary;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (3)&nbsp;&nbsp;If an apiary has less than 50 colonies, a composite sample shall be collected from a minimum of 5 colonies or from all colonies when the apiary has fewer than 5 colonies. If an apiary has more than 50 colonies, one composite sample shall be collected from each 50 colonies or portion of 50 colonies;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (4)&nbsp;&nbsp;A minimum of 100 bees shall be collected from each selected colony;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (5)&nbsp;&nbsp;Samples shall consist of older worker bees;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (6)&nbsp;&nbsp;Samples shall be collected under the general supervision of the state apiarist or regulatory officials;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (7)&nbsp;&nbsp;One hundred bees from each composite sample shall be selected for microscopic examination.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> 11 SDR 145, effective May 5, 1985; 12 SDR 128, 12 SDR 154, effective July 1, 1986; transferred from &nbsp;12:41:07:03, 12 SDR 205, effective July 2, 1986.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=38-18-28">38-18-28.</A></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=38-18-12">38-18-12.</A></p> </div> </body> </html>