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Is there any real value to a Master Beekeeper Program?

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194 views asked May 28, 2014 in Beginner by mojo egg (590 points)
    

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Yes, it encourages people to learn about bees to an expert level and recognises them as such when they attain that to others. Stepped goals are a positive educational model.

Of course there may be program implementation issues, but at a concept level, yes there is real value.

Should there be a refresher requirement / expiry to ensure those keep their knowledge fresh where using that attained label as validation to advise/educate others, maybe...
answered May 29, 2014 by wwwcight egg (570 points)
I like the idea of a refresher requirement.

Here in North Carolina4, Master Beekeepers are expected to continue their education and must maintain minimum credits each year with periodic retests to remain a Master Beekeeper in good standing.

I understand that this is not the case with all the Master Beekeeper programs out there.

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