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  beekeeper vectorIntermediate Practical Certificate

The Intermediate Practical Examination is designed for beekeepers who prefer to get hands on and follow a more practical route rather than sitting written examinations. On the day of the examination there will be an inspection of the candidate's apiary, equipment and honey processing equipment, manipulation of one or more colonies of the candidate's bees, demonstration by the candidate of their method for raising nuclei plus an extensive oral examination. The entry requirement to sit this examination is a Basic Beekeeping Certificate, or an equivalent qualification approved by the Education Committee and the candidate shall have owned and managed continuously bees for at least five seasons.The Scottish Intermediate Practical Certificate will be awarded at one level, Pass 60%.


 Apply Online for your examination, or by post, complete the Exam Application Form and send it with the appropriate Fee to the Education Officer.

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