§ 4-12-4. Inspectors Qualification.
Any person appointed by the director as an apiary inspector shall be a practical beekeeper who before being appointed shall furnish the director with satisfactory evidence that the appointee possesses a practical knowledge of beekeeping and is familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of honey bee diseases and honey bee pests and/or is a graduate of an agricultural college with qualifying training in apiculture. The state inspector, or appointed deputies and assistants, may not own more than fifty (50) colonies of honey bees.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 495, § 2.)