These notes are a combination of Aiken (2016) and Furman (2015) class.  It is important to get a head start and study.  

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Journeyman Review

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Within this email there are PDFs of the presentations, handouts and audio of most of the classes.  It is important to note that this review has a reading requirement from the text book published by Dadant
 'The Hive and the Honey Bee'

Public Service Forms can be turned in anytime this year.  

On the practical, you are required to read a Pesticide Label and answer questions about it.   "How to read a Pesticide Label' click here to view answer.  See below for more information on the Journeyman practical exam.

If you are having trouble opening any documents try using Google Chrome.  Al these documents exist in Google Drive.

 Week #1  History of Honey Bees and Mann
From Furman Journeyman class

From the Aiken Journeyman Class
History and Historical Beekeepers.pdf

Lesson Guide-History
Additional Notes NEW


Week #1 quiz
Week #1 Quiz with answers
Week# 1    March 26
History of Honey Bees and Man
Muff Harner

Richard Hanks
 Week #2  Pesticides/Labels & Proper Application
From the Aiken Journeyman Class
Pesticides 2016 macfawn.pdf

PowerPoint - Dr. Tim Drake/Pesticides Regulations

Outline Dr. Tim Drake/Pesticides Regulations

Audio Part 1 - Dr. Tim Drake/Pesticides Regulations
Audio Part 2 - Dr. Tim Drake/Pesticides Regulations

Week #2 quiz
Week#2 quiz with answers

Extra Notes Given in 2014 class

Question was asked how to read a Pesticide Label
Week #2 April 2
Pesticides/Pesticide Labels/Proper Application 
Dr. Tim Drake
 Week #3 Anatomy and Physiology
 PowerPoint-Anatomy & Physiology

Study Guide-Anatomy & Physiology

Audio from Anatomy and Physiology


Week #3 Quiz

Week #3 Quiz 

Fill in the Blanks NEW

Answer Key NEW

 Week# 3 April 9
Anatomy and Physiology
Dr. Mike Hood
 Week #4  Week #4 Queen Rearing & Swarm Control
pages 374 - 394 
pages 989 - 1043 , 336 - 340 623 - 630
 Power Point - Queen Rearing NEW
Buddy May

Study Guide - Queen Rearing NEW

PowerPoint-Swarm Control NEW
Richard Hanks

Week #4 Queen Rearing and Swarms
Week #4 quiz with answers  NEW

Week #4  April 16
Queen Rearing
Buddy May

Swarm Control
Richard Hanks

 Week #5  Week #5 Making Splits & Honey Bees and Their Relatives
pages 1044 - 1080 784 - 825
PowerPoint - Mark Sweatman

PowerPoint - Stace Siler NEW
(from Staci's 2014 presentation)

Lesson Guide Honey Bees and Relatives NEW
(from Staci's 2014 presentation)

Week #5 Quiz
Week #5 Quiz with answers
Week #5 April 23
Making Splits - How and Why
Mark Sweatmen

Honey bees and Their Relatives
Staci Siler

I forgot to turn the audio recorder on...sorry!
 Week #6  Week #6 Honey Labeling and Packaging & Pollination Parts of a Flower
pages 602 - 781
Parts of a Flower NEW

Honey Label Regulations - Donna Boozer
Audio (uploaded via Google Chrome)

Pollination 2015 Presentation 
Audio (uploaded via Goole Chrome)

Week #6 Quiz
Week #6 Quiz with answers

Week #6 April 30
Honey Labeling and Packaging
Donna Boozer

Pollination Parts of a Flower/Pollen and Nectar Plants
Bill Grayson
 Week #7  Week # 7 Diseases and Pest & Honey Bee Nutrition
pages 1083 - 1136
Presentation - First Presentation
Presentations - Second Presentation

Presentation - Honey Bee Nutrition

How to Read Pesticide Label
Lethal Dosage
How to Protect Honey Bee

Resources recommended by Bill Grayson
Small Hive Beetle 
Italy Small hive Beetle
SC Ag Watch Manual

From the 2014 Journeyman Class
Diseases and Pest 
Lesson Study Guide 2014
Lesson NEW
Diseases and Pest
Mell Wallace

Honey Bee Nutrition 
Bill Grayson

The audio file is too huge - need to convert to MP3 (give me time)
   Week #8 Written Exam and Practical
  1. Read 3 pesticide labels and determine which is safest to use near bees
  2. Score a jar of honey as if you were a honey judge.
  3. Identify items related to beekeeping
  4. Examine a honey label for errors
  5. Distinguish between bees, wasps, hornets, from pinned specimens
  6. Identify selected anatomical structures of the honey bee
  7. Identify several odors related to beekeeping
  8. Identify parts of a flower from a diagram or live flower

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