Apple is asking its Apple Store Genius Bar staff to get involved with testing the latest beta version of OS X Mountain Lion.

Apple sent an email to staff inviting them to take part in the OS X Mountain Lion software seeding project. The email, which 9to5Mac has obtained, was sent to Geniuses and Creatives.

The staff are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement and told not to discuss the software outside of the discussion board for the program. The testers are also asked to run the software on their personal, non-business critical, Macs.

Genius Bar members will be trained in the new OS.