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Honey Bee Producer Guide to the National Bee Farm-level Biosecurity Standard
Appendix E: Honey Bee Biosecurity: Self-Evaluation Checklist

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This checklist is designed to assist beekeepers in evaluating their biosecurity programs. Though it does not list all the components or measures detailed in the Producer Guide, it does provide a general overview of the main recommendations in the sections. If, while using this evaluation tool, questions arise or specifics are required, please refer to the Producer Guide. Some items on this checklist may not apply to all honey beekeeping operations.

Section 1: Bee Health Management Checklist

1.1 Bee Sources

1.2 Prevention: Minimizing Susceptibility to Pests

1.3 Prevention: Minimizing Exposure

Preventative measures and caution are used to reduce exposure to pests during

1.4 Diagnosis and Monitoring

A monitoring program is in place and considers

1.5 Standard Response Plan

Chemical treatments are used, together with cultural management methods:

Non-chemical (cultural) techniques for managing equipment with live bees are incorporated:

1.6 Elevated Response Plan

A communications/notification plan is in place for

Bee management protocols are in place:

Section 2: Operations Management

2.1 Obtaining Production Inputs

2.2 Handling and Disposal of Production Inputs

2.3 Obtaining Bee Equipment

Acquired used equipment

Imported used bee equipment:

Selection or construction of new hive equipment:

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

Equipment exchange and replacement is

When storing equipment

Dead bees, bee products, and contaminated equipment are properly

Honey extraction is avoided from

2.5 Personal Sanitation

2.6 Design of Facilities

Segregated storage areas are provided for

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

2.8 Control of Weeds and Nuisance Pests

Monitoring includes


2.9 Training and Education

A training/education program includes

A training plan includes knowledge of

The training plan includes

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