This is a courtesy copy of the AMP text. Should there be any discrepancies between this text and the official version, the official version will govern.

(a) The following words and terms, as used in this section, shall have the following meanings:

"Apiary" means one or more colonies of honey bees.

"Bee" means members of the genus apis.

"Colony" means a hive or swarm of bees.

"Hive" means the manmade structure which contains a colony of honey bees.

(b) All overwintering apiaries must be registered with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 2:24-3.2 et seq.

(c) Overwintering apiaries, honey production apiaries, queen and package apiaries and bee colonies utilized for crop pollination will not exceed an average density of 50 colonies per acre.

(d) All colonies must be located at least 25 feet from a public sidewalk, alley, street or road.

(e) All apiaries must be at least 300 feet from any residence, excluding the residence(s) associated with the agricultural operation. If less than 300 feet from any residence, a six feet high solid fence or hedge must be erected buffering the residence.

(f) All apiaries must have on site an adequate source of water which is no more than one-half mile from the apiary.

(g) All bee equipment and hives must be maintained in good condition.

(h) All colonies must be kept in movable frame hives in accordance with N.J.S.A. 4:6-10.

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