Leafcutter bee is making its way to Kursk region
On March 12, 2019, the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance held an inspection of quarantine facilities of Zashchitnoye, LLC, on the grounds of their preparation to import cocoons of the alfalfa leafcutter bee from Canada.
Zashchitnoye, LLC, is a seed-growing company with a total arable land area of 35,850 ha in Shchigry district of the Kursk region of Russia. The leafcutter bee which the enterprise plans to bring in from Canada does not store honey. It is used as a pollinator.
According to a website of the Orel and Kursk regional branch of the Federal Service, no violations were found during the inspection. And the conclusion was made that the quarantine facilities of Zashchitnoye, LLC, are ready to provide conditions for placement, quarantine and incubation of the cocoons.