1. Document knowledge (either through written examination, creation of extension bulletin, etc.) of alternative methods of queen rearing
  2. Pass (80% or higher) a practical (hand’s on) examination of bee pests/diseases, including non-chemical control of these disorders
  3. Document knowledge (either through written examination, creating of extension bulletins, etc.) of honey production/processing and other products of the hive, including value adding theory
  4. Document proficiency in hive equipment assembly
  5. Be proficient in a foreign language
  6. Volunteer for Winrock, Partners of the Americas, or other similar organization
  7. Be a certified South Carolina Master Gardener
  8. Pass (80% or higher) written examination on beekeeping for rural development
  9. Win 1st or 2nd place in any category of state or higher level honey show (State Fair, State/Regional/International Bee Association)
  10. Document knowledge (either through written examination, creation of SC Extension bulletins, etc.) of pollination ecology, general honey bee biology, and colony management for honey production

* 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

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