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Alfalfa Leaf Cutting Bee Producer Guide to the National Bee Farm-level Biosecurity Standard
Appendix G: Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee Biosecurity Checklist

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Section 1: Bee Health Management

1.1 Bee Sources

When purchasing bees

Lots are based on

1.2 Prevention: Minimizing Susceptibility to Pests

Storage and incubation facility control:

1.3 Prevention: Minimizing Exposure

Exposure to pests is minimized during storage and incubation:

Precautions are taken to minimize bee drifting and intermixing:

Minimize exposure to pests during transport:

1.4 Diagnosis and Monitoring


1.5 Standard Response

1.6 Elevated Response

Section 2: Operations Management

2.1 Obtaining Production Inputs

2.2 Handling and Disposal of Production Inputs

2.3 Obtaining Bee Equipment

Considerations for purchasing bee equipment:

Considerations for purchasing used bee equipment:

2.4 Management and Maintenance of Bee Equipment, Dead Bees, and Bee Products

2.5 Personal Sanitation

Hands are washed where appropriate:

2.6 Design of Facilities

Interiors and exteriors of facilities are constructed and maintained to reduce exposure to pests:

Separate facilities exist for

2.7 Maintenance of Premises, Buildings, Vehicles, and Other Equipment

Building and equipment disinfection considers:

Buildings are maintained in optimal condition:

2.8 Control of Weeds and Nuisance Pests

Regular monitoring occurs for:

Weed control:

Rodent control:

2.9 Training and Education

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