Queen Production
November 19, 2018
Advanced Bee Husbandry
November 19, 2018
  1. Document proficiency in USDA bee identification methods
  2. Generate African bee extension information (presentations, etc.) for a specific target audience (Master Gardeners, etc.)
  3. Pass (with 80% or higher) a tutorial on Africanized honey bees
  4. Pass (80% or higher) examination of mating biology and bee genetics
  5. Acquire a pesticide applicator license
  6. Document knowledge and participation in colony bait hive service
  7. Document trip to another area having African bees.  Candidate must be able to document work with the Africanized bees while in the area.
  8. Serve as “local expert” and assist other beekeepers with African bee related issues
  9. Must keep personal bee colonies according to best management practices
  10. Present lecture on African honey bees at state beekeepers meeting

* Tutorial refers to presenting a short (15 minutes or less) presentation to one to three MBP appointed
examiner(s) demonstrating your understanding of the subject matter and your ability to present the material to another or a group. The opportunity to present a tutorial requires the candidate to schedule their presentation with the SCBA MBP by June 1st and is only offered at SCBA summer conferences.Tutorials should include written material, a post test, and a PowerPoint.


** Practical examination refers to a hands-on demonstration presented to one to three MBP appointed examiners(s) demonstrating your ability to perform a specific task. The MBP may ask the candidate to demonstrate a related specific task during the candidates practical testing. Ex. During a colony inspection for assessment of diseases/parasites/pests the candidate may be asked to perform an alcohol wash.

Practical exams may satisfy no more than two credits at any MBP level. Requests for Practical exams to complete major/minor credits must be made by June 1st and will only be offered at SCBA summer conferences.


*** Exam with regard to major or core credits refers to a testing of knowledge. It may be in the form of a written test or an assigned term paper or other assignment demonstrating the individual’s through understanding of the subject matter. Exam credits may satisfy no more than two credits at any MBP level. Exams must be requested by June 1st in advance of written and oral testing at SCBA summer conferences.