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    Default "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Has anyone taken the qualified level exam? mike

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Will you provide more background on this? I've never heard of "qualified level" exam. Who is doing the qualifying?

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Dewey View Post
    Will you provide more background on this? I've never heard of "qualified level" exam. Who is doing the qualifying?
    http://www.virginiabeekeepers.org/co...eeping-courses

    Perhaps your state has an equivalent? - Mike

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Cornell has something like that. As does EAS. I don't know very many people who have the certificates, but I am sure they are out there.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Why would you want it?
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    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    I don't imagine you are really asking me, but that never stopped me answering before.

    Were I to seek such a certificate it would be for the learning experience, the knowledge. Just likie my AAS, the certificate is of little value. It's the knowldge one had to gain to earn the certificate.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Quote Originally Posted by mhorowit View Post
    [url]Perhaps your state has an equivalent? - Mike
    Maine does not. We have EAS as our Master Beekeeper certifier, and that is the only level. Ann Harmon has written about the different Master Beekeeper programs in the last two Bee Culture magazines. I'm pretty sure I will take the tests (plural) next year (at my wife's urging) even though I am not sure what the benefits to my own operation will be.

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Quote Originally Posted by mhorowit View Post
    Has anyone taken the qualified level exam? mike
    Well, I took an Exam and have an Associates Degree. Does that count?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I ........have an Associates Degree. Does that count?
    My wife gave me a "BS" degree!
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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Need a Like button on this thread. Especially for the BS degree!
    Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    i believe he is asking about the Virginia State Master Beekeeper Program

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    Default Re: "qualified beekeeper" certification

    Quote Originally Posted by mhorowit View Post
    Has anyone taken the qualified level exam? mike
    Yes

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