This is the second level of the Master Beekeeper program. The beekeeper should be functioning as a competent hobby beekeeper with the skills and knowledge to be able to move into sideline beekeeper if they desire.
The beekeeper must master the certified level before taking the journeyman level.
The beekeeper must:
Pass a written and practical test
Must have 2 years of beekeeping experience
Must complete 5 units of public service work in beekeeping
In the Journeyman practical exam, the beekeeper may select any 5 assignments listed below and must pass 4 of them.
- Score a jar of honey as if you were a honey judge.
- Read 3 pesticide labels and determine which is safest to use near bees
- Identify items related to beekeeping
- Examine a honey label for errors
- Distinguish between bees, wasps, hornets, from pinned specimens
- Identify selected anatomical structures of the honey bee
- Identify several odors related to beekeeping
- Identify parts of a flower from a diagram or live flower
Units of Public Service Credits
The following is a list of types of public service credits that may be credited towards the requirements of the Journeyman level of the Master Beekeeper program.
A. Programs on beekeeping and related topics to non-beekeeping groups
B. Programs on beekeeping and related topics to school groups
C. Presentations of SCBA or Clemson approved programs to beekeeping groups
D. Publication of beekeeping and related topic articles in journals, newsletters, etc.
E. Serving as an officer/director of a county/local beekeeping organization
F. Construction of an exhibit or working at a beekeeping exhibit open to the public
G. Assisting 4-H members and other youths with beekeeping projects