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A master bee-keeper performs the following tasks:

  • the masterful management of all work processes in bee-keeping,
  • the planning, preparation, and control of their own work and the work in a group,
  • the organisation, management, and control of their own work or work in a group at bee-keeping facilities,
  • providing work safety taking into consideration the principles of environmental protection,
  • communication with co-workers, clients, and buyers,
  • developing entrepreneurial properties, skills, and abilities,
  • using computer equipment and software tools,
  • queen breeding,
  • producing basic bee products (honey, wax, pollen, and propolis),
  • producing difficult bee-keeping products (royal jelly and bee venom),
  • the preparation of honey drinks,
  • the preparation of products on the basis of bee products,
  • the planning and implementation of a practical training course at a facility (content, methods, teaching, and technical),
  • controlling and providing high-quality bee products and yields,
  • increasing productivity and economy,
  • optimising labour costs at a facility,
  • promotional activities and approaches to the market.

In order to obtain the title master bee-keeper, one needs to complete professional education and training for obtaining the title master bee-keeper.


  • The master craftsman exam is intended to verify if the candidate is qualified to perform their profession and occupation, to independently manage the shop, educate trainees and master other knowledge and skills determined in the list of exams for the master craftsman exam.

    The master craftsman exam is taken in four parts:

    •  practical part (1st),
    • professional and theoretical part (2nd),
    • managerial and financial part (3rd),
    • pedagogical and andragogical part (4th).

     Individually, the parts of the master craftsman exam are divided in exam units in accordance with the list of exams, determining the content, scope of master craftsman's activities, the aims of the exam and parts of the exam indicating professional areas.


    The candidate who wants to take the master craftsman exam, submits and application at the competent authority, proving the suitability for taking the exam. The candidate applies at the competent authority for each exam unit with an application 30 days prior to the exam date at the latest. The candidate can make an electronic application or apply by post.


    The entire exam is taken in accordance with the list of exams.

    The practical part comprises the work test and master craftsman exam assignment. The written part for an individual subject in the professional and theoretical part of the master craftsman exam takes up to 180 minutes. The oral part of the exam or oral presentation takes a maximum of 30 minutes. The managerial and financial part of the exam is taken in written form and takes up to 180 minutes. The pedagogical and andragogical part of the master craftsman exam is composed of a written exam that takes up to 180 minutes and a practical appearance that takes 45 minutes.

    The candidate can take several written exams on the same day, however, they may not exceed 360 minutes.

    The competent authority sends the candidates exam dates for each individual part of the master craftsman exam at least once per year. All exam dates are published on the website of the relevant authority. If the master craftsman exam is passed, the candidate receives a certificate.


Cross-border provisions of profession

Poklic mojster čebelarstva ne sodi v poklicno direktivo. Čezmejno opravljanje dejavnosti v tem primeru ni možno

Last modified:
8. 9. 2021