The Apprentice must score a 70% or higher on a written examination. The written test includes, but is not limited to beekeeping classes and materials provided from references on Apprentice reading list, or (web site lectures or classes). The Apprentice must score 70% or higher on a practical examination .  The practical exam can include, but is not limited to: describing the physical parts of a beehive; igniting and properly using a smoker; recognizing the various stages of brood, differentiating castes, and finding (or least describing) the Queen; differentiating between brood, pollen, and capped honey cells; recognizing propolis and describing its functions; and describing the layout of the brood nest (placement of honey, pollen, and brood), etc..


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