Diagnosis and Treatment of Honey Bee Pests, Parasites, and Pathogens
November 19, 2018
Honey Judging
November 19, 2018
  1. Provide pollination services for gardener (not self) or commercial fruit/nut/vegetable grower (must be able to provide documentation from grower)
  2. Plant bee-friendly garden in public area (such as library, town square, etc.) Local authority verification required.
  3. Present lecture on pollination ecology or bee botany at state beekeepers meeting or higher
  4. Produce handout of local honey plants and when they bloom for local (county or region) clients
  5. Pass (80% or higher) practical examination on bee plants
  6. Research and review 1 plant that is a major honey production plant in South Carolina. The review may be published on the SCBA website. The written review must be accompanied by a power point presentation.
  7. Become a certified South Carolina Master Gardener
  8. Be trained in identifying pollen present in honey samples
  9. Document work with pollinator education to the general public
  10. Create museum-quality plant collection of regional honey plants

* 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.