Program Guidelines of the Mentor Program
This program operates under the oversight of a Mentor Manager who works with several Mentor Advisors. The Mentor Advisors each maintain communication with up to three Mentors that are paired with two New Beekeepers.
It is not the responsibility of the mentor to maintain the new beekeepers hive. The mentor is to assist in the search for knowledge by answering questions and to help the new beekeeper to think BEE by suggesting different ideas and paths to explore. The mentor should not have to spend a great deal of time with new beekeepers. Most communication should be by telephone or email. The new beekeeper should plan to visit the mentor’s apiary where the mentor can demonstrate, explain and answer questions about their management practices. The new beekeeper can then put into practice, in their own apiary, what they have learned.