Sawgrass Marriott Bee & Garden Program – *Novice Level – (Version 1.2 – January 2, 2018)

*Novice Level

(Version 1.2 – January 2, 2018, Matt Sanchez)


Required Text:

“Beginning Beekeeping”

CP Dadant


___ Has Completed Two Full Seasons

___ Season A) _____________

___ Season B) _____________


* Class project – build a nucleus colony from scrap wood.


Can Identify the Following (On the Job Training) O.J.T.:


(Equipment)

___ Hive Tool

___ Smoker

___ Cover

___ Inner Cover

___ Queen Excluder

___ Honey Super

___ Honey Frame

___ Beetle Trap

___ Brood Box

___ Brood Frame

___ Baffle

___ Bottom Board

___ Boardman Feeder

(Biology – Inside the Hive)

___ Queen

___ Worker

___ Drone

___ Honey Cell

___ Bee Bread Cell

___ Brood Cell

___ Propolis


Demonstrates Proficiency with / Can Identify the Following (Practical):


(Honey Bees)

___ Entering the Apiary and Approaching a Colony

___ Using a Bee Suit / Veil

___ Lighting / Using a Bee Smoker

___ Using a Hive Tool

___ Removing the Cover to a Colony

___ Removing a Frame

___ Holding a Frame

___ Replacing a Frame

___ Installing / Refilling the Boardman Feeder

(Gardens)

___ Regenerative Culture / Planting Vegetables from Produce

___ Vigilance Maintaining Plant Water Cycle


Can Explain the Following (Verbal Exam):


(Honey Bees)

____ Who is the “father” of American Beekeeping?

____ Importance of Bees in Agriculture

____ The Number One Honey Bee Pollination Crop in the World

____ Italian Honey Bees

____ Colony’s Main Goal

____ Beneficial Insects

____ The Smoker

(Gardens)

____ Native plants

____ Invasive plants

____ Non-native plants

____ Regenerative Gardening

____ Basic explanation of composting methods currently in use

____ Explain the process of top dressing soil

____ Explain compost tea