The South Carolina Master Beekeeping program began in 1996 and is designed to provide interested students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to become successful beekeepers and to be able to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the public. A successful beekeeper is one who can keep Read More ...
This is the second level of the Master Beekeeper program. The beekeeper should be functioning as a competent beekeeper with the skills and knowledge to be able to move into sideline beekeeper if they desire.
The beekeeper must master the certified level before taking the journeyman level.
- Must have two years of beekeeping experience
- Pass a written and Practical test
In the Journeyman practical exam, the beekeeper may select any five assignments listed below and must pass four of them.
- Score a jar of honey as if you were a honey judge.
- Read three pesticide labels and determine which is safest to use near bees
- Identify items related to beekeeping
- Examine a honey label for errors
- Distinguish between bees, wasps, hornets, from pinned specimens
- Identify selected anatomical structures of the honey bee
- Identify several odors related to beekeeping
- Identify parts of a flower from a diagram or live flower
Must complete five units of public service work in beekeeping – Certified Public Service Credit Form
The following is a list of types of public service credits that may be credited towards the requirements of the Journeyman level of the Master Beekeeper program.
- Programs on beekeeping and related topics to non-beekeeping groups
- Programs on beekeeping and related topics to school groups
- Presentations at SCBA or Clemson-approved programs to beekeeping groups
- Publication of beekeeping and related topic articles in journals, newsletters, etc.
- Serving as an officer/director of a county/local beekeeping organization
- Construction of an exhibit or working at a beekeeping exhibit open to the public
- Assisting 4-H members and other youth with beekeeping projects