(1) Beekeepers in the following two categories shall pay a fee for owning or operating colonies of bees in Washington:
(a) Resident beekeepers of Washington;
(b) Nonresident beekeepers operating colonies in Washington for the purpose of producing honey or other products, or their use or rental for pollination of agricultural crops.
(2) Both categories of beekeepers shall pay a fee based upon the number of colonies they own or will operate during the calendar year in Washington. The fee schedule shall be as follows:
or more colonies
(3) The registration fee shall be paid, on or before April first, on the number of colonies of bees:
(a) Owned by resident beekeepers;
(b) Operated and or rented for pollination by nonresident beekeepers during the calendar year in Washington.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.60
RCW. WSR 01-11-146, § 16-602-025, filed 5/23/01, effective 6/30/01; WSR 94-05-049 (Order 5030), § 16-602-025, filed 2/10/94, effective 3/13/94.]