Certification Requirements

To be certified as an Apprentice Beekeeper the student needs to satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Pass a written exam based on The Beekeeper's Handbook and supplemental materials provided with a score of 90% or better.
  2. Submit a log with a minimum of 4 entries regarding colony-management activities that cover 4 seasons.
  3. Earn 6 education points and submit an Education Point Worksheet detailing how the education points were earned.
  4. Earn 4 field experience points (one per season) and submit 4 Field Experience Checklists that have been checked off by a mentor.
  5. Attend a minimum of 10 hours of Apprentice classroom training in person or via the web.