A. Must be a current South Carolina Beekeeping Association Member.
B. Must own or manage at least 1 colony of honey bees for a minimum of 2 years.
Must have held the Certified Beekeeper level for at least 1 full calendar year and should have been a
practicing beekeeper for a minimum of 2 years with 1 year after the completion of the Certified Level.
C. Must perform and be able to document participation in 5 Public Service Credits (see APPENDIX B
Public Service Credit Requirements). Two items of supporting documentation are required for EACH
Public Service Credit. The Public Service Credit Documentation Form is only a supporting document
and should not be the only evidence of a completed PSC. All PSCs are to be submitted prior to testing.
D. Must select and perform 3 of the activities listed in the Major/Minor Core Credits for the level of
Master Beekeeper (see APPENDIX C Major Core Credit Requirements and APPENDIX D Minor
Core Credits). These will be applied as Minor Credits and may not be applied a second time to an
application to the Master level. All credits are to be submitted prior to testing.
E. Must score 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 on the Certified Level, material
covered in the Journeyman Study Guide (located in the SCBA Member Resources), presentations in
Journeyman classes, and books/other literature on the Journeyman Beekeeper Reading List (see
APPENDIX A Suggested BEEKEEPING READING LIST) . This examination will cover more information
than that required at the Certified Beekeeper Level.
F. Must score 80% or higher on a practical examination administered by the SCBA MBP Committee.
The practical examination is composed of 2 parts: a field assessment and a written assessment.
Content may include but is not limited to: identifying pests, parasites, and pathogens; reading pesticide
labels and determining which is the safest to use around bees; identifying beekeeping items; examining
honey labels for errors; distinguishing between bees, wasps, hornets, etc.; identifying anatomical
structures of a bee, flower, etc.; honey removal/extraction; judging honey for competition; and/or
demonstrating basic intermediate beekeeping skills. See APPENDIX F Examinations and Fees for