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Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter:
(1) "Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of Washington.
(2) "Director" means the director of the state department of agriculture or the director's authorized representative.
(3) "Apiary" means a site where hives of bees or hives are kept or found.
(4) "Apiarist" means any person who owns bees or is a keeper of bees in Washington.
(5) "Bees" means adult insects, eggs, larvae, pupae, or other immature stages of the species Apis mellifera.
(6) "Colony" refers to a natural group of bees having a queen or queens.
(7) "Hive" means a manufactured receptacle or container prepared for the use of bees, that includes movable frames, combs, and substances deposited into the hive by bees.
(8) "Person" means a natural person, individual, firm, partnership, company, society, association, corporation or every officer, agent, or employee of one of these entities.
(9) "Broker" means a person who is engaged in pollinating agricultural crops for a fee using hives that are owned by another person.
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