A. Must be a current member of the South Carolina Beekeepers Association.
B. Must own or manage at least 1 colony of honey bees for a minimum of 1 year.
C. Must score a 80% or higher on the written examination (see APPENDIX F Examinations and
Fees). The written test may include but is not limited to material covered in the Certified Level Study
Guide, presentations during certified classes, and books/other literature on the Certified Beekeeper
Reading List (see APPENDIX A Suggested BEEKEEPING READING LIST).
D. Must score a “PASS” on the practical examination administered by an approved SCBA certified
Journeyman, Master, or Master Craftsman Beekeeper. The practical examination may include but is
not limited to being able to describe the physical parts of a beehive (common terms); light and
properly use a smoker; recognize the various stages of brood, different castes of bees, and find or at
least describe the queen; differentiate between brood, pollen, capped honey; recognize propolis and
describe its functions; describe the layout of a brood nest (placement of honey, pollen, and brood), etc.