Apiculture Education

Native Bee Apiculture
November 19, 2018
Core Credits Requirements
November 19, 2018
  1. Develop an original bee related educational PowerPoint presentation (check with MBP Director/Committee for topic) for a 45-minute lecture, accompanied by a script and a cover page identifying the following: target audience, accompanying resources, further reading list (all photos used must be cited and permissions granted by the photographer or copyright holder; a reference list is required)
  2. Develop educational pamphlet detailing an aspect of beekeeping (extracting honey, building equipment, etc.) for distribution among beekeepers (all photos used must be cited and permissions granted by the photographer or copyright holder; a reference list is required)
  3. Develop original educational pamphlet explaining a bee related issue that may be important for the general public (or a specific target audience) for distribution (all photos used must be cited and permissions granted by the photographer or copyright holder; a reference list is required)
  4. Write an article about one of the following topics: education using bees, safety and beekeeping, bee related laws and regulations, bee anatomy and biology, beekeeping IPM, or other approved topic for a popular journal, magazine or newsletter
  5. Pass (80% or higher) a module on apiculture education basics
  6. Attend 5 state or higher level beekeeping seminars (such as the South Carolina State Beekeepers Association spring or summer annual meetings, the annual meeting of the American Beekeeping Federation, etc.) – you must be able to document attendance
  7. Develop a bee related teaching module (for beekeepers) accompanied by an evaluation tool (something with which you can judge the success of your teaching module)
  8. Provide documentation of successful beekeeping mentorship (i.e., the individual you are mentoring is showing clear progress due to your instruction) via self-created pre/posttests, evaluations, documented growth and progress
  9. Attend educational seminars – not on bee education but on how to be an effective educator – these occur in many places; contact the program board for ideas
  10. Provide documentation of participation in peer review of presentations by other beekeepers, accompanied by a feedback evaluation form signed by the reviewer, presenter and outreach contact.

* 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.

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