All in all, I am glad for the bee inspector. I would like to be present, if possible, when the inspector arrives, so that I can pick his brain for local knowledge and conditions. Of course, I also prefer to be present when ANYONE steps foot on my property so I can keep an eye on things.
I would think and hope that inspectors are trained in proper procedures to prevent the spread of diseases; I would also think and hope that healthcare workers are trained in proper procedure to prevent the spread of diseases, yet, they are a source of lots of hospital-acquired infections. In both instances, it is prudent to keep a watchful eye out yourself.
"I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. " John 10:11