Queen Production

Beekeeping for Rural Development
November 19, 2018
Africanized Honey Bees
November 19, 2018
  1. Document that you are rearing queens according to best management practices through submission of a journal, log, or record over time of your queen rearing practices.
  2. Attend instrumental insemination course
  3. Pass (80% or higher) examination of mating biology and bee genetics
  4. Research and review alternative queen rearing methods industry. The review may be published on the SCBA website. The written review must be accompanied by a power point presentation.
  5. Volunteer with professional queen breeder (40 hours needed). Must submit a log of hours signed by the breeder.
  6. Research and review one (1) race of honey bee. The review may be published on the SCBA website. The written review must be accompanied by a power point presentation.
  7. Serve as “local expert” and assist other beekeepers with queen production. Must be able to document.
  8. Pass (with 80% or higher) a tutorial on Africanized honey bees
  9. Must document that you have mentored/trained others in the dynamics of queen rearing
  10. Must document that you are selecting for resistance traits in own queen rearing operation

* 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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