Alfalfa Leaf Cutting Bee Producer Guide to the National Bee Farm-level Biosecurity Standard
Appendix E:Sample Record Keeping

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Bee Release/Placement

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Table - Bee release. Description follows.

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The table labelled Bee Release/Placement has nine columns and eight blank rows for entering information.

The columns are labelled:

  • Field ID
  • Location
  • Crop
  • Acres
  • Number of shelters
  • Number of trays placed
  • Source of bees placed on field (lot or notes)
  • Number of nests placed
  • Type of nests
Nest Storage

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Table - Bee Cell Processing and Test Results. Description follows.

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The table labelled Nest Storage has ten columns and nine blank rows for entering information.

The columns are labelled:

  • Lot name/number
  • Date placed in storage
  • Storage location
  • Number of nests
  • Type of nests
  • Gallons (estimate)
  • Treatments applied
  • Date of treatment
  • Pest observations
  • Other observations
Bee Cell Processing and Test Results

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Table - Traying and Incubating. Description follows.

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The table labelled Bee Cell Processing and Test Results has twelve columns and eleven blank rows for entering information.

The columns are labelled:

  • Date
  • Number of nests processed
  • Source of nests (lot or notes)
  • Number of loose bee cell containers
  • Weight of containers
  • Total gallons or number of bees
  • Sample taken

Under a header labelled Test Results the remaining columns are labelled:

  • Chalkbrood
  • Parasites
  • Live count
  • Male/Female
  • Other
Traying and Incubation

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Table - Bee release. Description follows.

Description for image - Traying and Incubation

The table labelled Traying and Incubation has eleven columns and eleven blank rows for entering information.

The columns are labelled:

  • Traying date
  • Number of trays
  • Gallons of bees used
  • Source information (lot or notes)
  • Date of paraformaldehyde treatment (if appropriate)
  • Treatment notes
  • Date incubation started
  • Treatment used in incubation
  • Date treatment applied
  • Date removed from incubation
  • Observation in incubation
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