Is killing honey bees illegal in Texas?
During the removal of the honey, many bees die after stinging the farmers. Another common practice is culling entire hives after harvesting the honey, in a bid to keep costs down. They often destroy the hives using cyanide gas. Bees are also killed or have their wings and legs torn off by haphazard handling.
Bee Keeping Beekeeping is regulated both at the state and local levels. The state agency tasked with regulating bees is the Texas Apiary Inspection Service (TAIS). In addition to state law, you will also need to consult your local laws to determine whether or not you can have bees on your property.
Is taking bees honey cruel?
Keeping of bees. It is unlawful for any person to keep, or allow to be kept, bees in such a manner as to deny the reasonable use and enjoyment of adjacent property or endanger the personal health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the city.
It is illegal for anyone other than an apiary inspector to kill any managed colony of honey bees without the owner’s permission. If a managed honey bee colony needs to be removed, contact the owner or the Texas Apiary Inspection Service at 979-845-9713.