Whether or not you want to actually lead Hive Doctor visits after the Intensives, this hands-on training will give you a vast amount of experience for understanding your own hives.
We are limiting the intensives to 4 people per session, so there will be a great opportunity for hands-on learning.
It is required that you have taken the Session I (Beginning) and Session II (Intermediate) workshops from BackYardHive.com
What is a Bee Doctor?
A Bee Doctor is an individual who has had the experience of seeing and working with many hives in varied conditions of health, and is called upon when someone is unsure about how to resolve their hive issue. It is someone who has the skills to perform all the necessary hive tasks, from harvesting honey, to re-queening a hive. A Bee Doctor is someone who has gained the experience and sensitivity to know what needs to be done for the well being of the hive.
What is required to get Certified?
First of all, Corwin really fought against using a fixed certification model, so we are modeling the intensives after aviation training, where a student pilot keeps flying with the instructor until the teacher and the student agree that it is time for a solo flight.
In Corwin's experience it usually takes around 4 days for a person to become confident enough to do a bee doctor visit solo. Just as getting ones pilot license, certification is not set at 4 days of training, but will depend on if both the student and Corwin feel there is confidence and competency to go solo! The goal of the intensives are to give you the experience to assess a beehive's health and well-being with confidence and to have the skills necessary to assist others in resolving problems.
Intensive days count toward your certification
You will want to sign up for 4 dates, if you want to have the chance to go solo.
You don't have to take the intensives in order, its the hands-on experience that counts.
4 intensive days should get you certified
Certified Hive Doctors will receive a special necklace medallion