1. Develop an original bee related educational PowerPoint presentation (check with MBP Director/Committee for topic) for a 45-minute lecture, accompanied by a script and a cover page identifying the following: target audience, accompanying resources, further reading list (all photos used must be cited and permissions granted by the photographer or copyright holder; a reference list is required)
  2. Develop educational pamphlet detailing an aspect of beekeeping (extracting honey, building equipment, etc.) for distribution among beekeepers (all photos used must be cited and permissions granted by the photographer or copyright holder; a reference list is required)
  3. Develop original educational pamphlet explaining a bee related issue that may be important for the general public (or a specific target audience) for distribution (all photos used must be cited and permissions granted by the photographer or copyright holder; a reference list is required)
  4. Write an article about one of the following topics: education using bees, safety and beekeeping, bee related laws and regulations, bee anatomy and biology, beekeeping IPM, or other approved topic for a popular journal, magazine or newsletter
  5. Pass (80% or higher) a module on apiculture education basics
  6. Attend 5 state or higher level beekeeping seminars (such as the South Carolina State Beekeepers Association spring or summer annual meetings, the annual meeting of the American Beekeeping Federation, etc.) – you must be able to document attendance
  7. Develop a bee related teaching module (for beekeepers) accompanied by an evaluation tool (something with which you can judge the success of your teaching module)
  8. Provide documentation of successful beekeeping mentorship (i.e., the individual you are mentoring is showing clear progress due to your instruction) via self-created pre/posttests, evaluations, documented growth and progress
  9. Attend educational seminars – not on bee education but on how to be an effective educator – these occur in many places; contact the program board for ideas
  10. Provide documentation of participation in peer review of presentations by other beekeepers, accompanied by a feedback evaluation form signed by the reviewer, presenter and outreach contact.

* 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.

November 19, 2018

Apiculture Education

Develop an original bee related educational PowerPoint presentation (check with MBP Director/Committee for topic) for a 45-minute lecture, accompanied by a script and a cover page […]
November 19, 2018

Native Bee Apiculture

Build a native bee nest habitat for community garden or commercial fruit/nut/vegetable grower Build a native bee nest habitat in a public area (such as library, […]
November 19, 2018

Advanced Bee Husbandry

Switch to and document use of IPM (integrated pest management) in personal beekeeping operation Pass (80% or higher) a practical (hand’s on) examination of bee pests/diseases […]
November 19, 2018

Africanized Honey Bees

Document proficiency in USDA bee identification methods Generate African bee extension information (presentations, etc.) for a specific target audience (Master Gardeners, etc.) Pass (with 80% or […]
November 19, 2018

Queen Production

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. […]
November 19, 2018

Beekeeping for Rural Development

Document knowledge (either through written examination, creation of extension bulletin, etc.) of alternative methods of queen rearing Pass (80% or higher) a practical (hand’s on) examination […]
November 19, 2018

Honey Judging

Judge state level or higher honey show competition (State Fair, State/Regional/International Bee Association) Become a certified Honey Judge  Win 1st or 2nd place in any category of state […]
November 19, 2018

Pollination Ecology and Bee Botany

Provide pollination services for gardener (not self) or commercial fruit/nut/vegetable grower (must be able to provide documentation from grower) Plant bee-friendly garden in public area (such […]
November 19, 2018

Diagnosis and Treatment of Honey Bee Pests, Parasites, and Pathogens

Pass (with 80% or higher) an exam*** on diseases and pests of the honey bee. Pass (with 80% or higher) a tutorial* on either pests/parasites of […]
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