Eligible Apiarist: Means a person who:
- Owns or keeps one of more bee colonies and
- Grows, raises, or produces honey bee products for sale at wholesale and
- Registers under RCW 15.60.021 (RCW 82.04.213)
Farmer: Any person engaged in the business of growing, raising, or producing, upon the person's own lands or upon the lands in which the person has a present right of possession, any agricultural product to be sold, and the growing, raising, or producing honey bee products for sale, or providing bee pollination services, by an eligible apiarist. "Farmer" does not include a person growing, raising, or producing such products for the person's own consumption; a person selling any animal or substance obtained therefrom in connection with the person's business of operating a stockyard or a slaughter or packing house; or a person in respect to the business of taking, cultivating, or raising timber.
Agricultural product: Any product of plant cultivation or animal husbandry including, but not limited to: A product of horticulture, grain cultivation, vermiculture, viticulture, or aquaculture as defined in RCW 15.85.020; plantation Christmas trees; short-rotation hardwoods as defined in RCW 84.33.035; turf; or any animal including but not limited to an animal that is a private sector cultured aquatic product as defined in RCW 15.85.020, or a bird, or insect, or the substances obtained from such an animal including honey bee products. "Agricultural product" does not include marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products, or animals defined as pet animals under RCW 16.70.020.
Bee colony: A natural group of honey bees containing 7,000 or more worker bees and one or more queen bees, housed in a man-made hive with moveable frames, and operated as a beekeeping unit. RCW 15.62.020
Honey bee products: Queen honey bees, packaged honey bees, honey, pollen, beeswax, propolis, or other substances obtained from honey bees. Honey bee products do not include manufactured substances or articles.