Advanced Bee Husbandry
November 19, 2018
Apiculture Education
November 19, 2018
  1. Build a native bee nest habitat for community garden or commercial fruit/nut/vegetable grower
  2. Build a native bee nest habitat in a public area (such as library, town square, school, etc.)
  3. Present a lecture on (1) native bee diversity or (2) how to create native bee habitats at a state, regional (multi-state), national or international beekeepers meeting
  4. Produce an educational color pamphlet or brochure of local native bees for local (county or region) clientele. (All photos used must be cited and permissions granted by the photographer or copyright holder; a reference list is required)
  5. Pass (80% or higher) a practical examination on bee and wasp identification
  6. Research and produce a review of one species of native South Carolina bee. The review may be published on the SCBA website. The written review must be accompanied by a power point presentation.
  7. Participate in a university study about native bees and show documentation
  8. Conduct a survey using native bee monitoring techniques and report on the local native bees present in your area with a digital photograph collection of regional bees and wasps complete with an index that provides date/location/identification information for each photo or a museum-quality insect collection of regional bees and wasps complete with collector and species identification labels
  9. Document involvement with providing native bee education to the general public
  10. Write an article centered around a specific native bee or around native bees in general to be published in a popular journal or magazine or for a website (i.e. SCBA document).

* 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.