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Defiance County Apiary Inspector

The Defiance County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications of persons interested in being Defiance County’s Apiary Inspector for the 2017 apiary season (approximate season from March 15th to October 31st, weather permitting). This person would act as an authorized representative of the Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture; the County Apiary Inspector inspects honey bee colonies within the appointing County to prevent the introduction, dissemination, and establishment of honey bee diseases and pests, as required by Ohio Revised Code. It is recommended that the applicant have a minimum three years beekeeping experience, good people skills and attention to details.

Application forms available at the Commissioners’ office, 500 Court Street, Suite A, Defiance, OH from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and at  Applications accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017.  Submit completed application to:

Stephanie Metz, Clerk

c/o Defiance County Commissioners

500 Court Street, Suite A

Defiance, OH  43512