Beekeepers Field Test

A practical field test has been developed and approved by the Master Beekeeper Committee. Journeyman and Master level students are expected to take the test. The following elements will be evaluated:

  1. General apiary appearance
  2. Hive appearance – organization
  3. General colony management
  4. Hive manipulation expertise
  5. Colony temperament
  6. Colony strength, adjusted for nuc vs. parent colony and time of year
  7. Apiary sanitation and cleanliness
  8. Medication program – preventative
  9. Knowledge of environmental factors
  10. Public relations awareness