Get Your Beehauling Certificate

Certification is $250 per MC, plus an additional $75 per driver. Please complete the quiz below and enter your contact information. A score of at least 80% is required to pass.

1. Honeybees are considered:

  • a. A high value commodity
  • b. Livestock
  • c. Producers

2. Above what temperature should bees be watered in transit?

  • a. 65 degrees F
  • b. 55 degrees F
  • c. 45 degrees F
  • d. 35 degrees F

3. How many times should the bees be watered when it is hot outside?

  • a. One time per day
  • b. Every four hours
  • c. Every six hours
  • d. Twice per day, once before sunrise and once after sunset

4. Honeybee hives are palletized.

  • a. True
  • b. False

5. It is important to take care in transit and drive safely, avoiding sharp turns and jolts to keep hive clusters in tact.

  • a. True
  • b. False

6. According to law, the driver MUST know the number of hives that are being transported.

  • a. True
  • b. False

7. Bees are considered livestock.

  • a. True
  • b. False

8. A load of migratory bees has a cargo value of:

  • a. $50,000 - $75,000
  • b. $100,000 - $150,000
  • c. $500,000
  • d. $200,000

9. During the day, always keep the truck:

  • a. Moving
  • b. Parked in the shade
  • c. Stopped

10. Bees used for pollination purposes are called:

  • a. Migratory bees
  • b. Fruit bees
  • c. Pollination bees

11. How many hives are typically on a full truckload?

  • a. 55 - 200
  • b. 408 - 520
  • c. 600 - 700
  • d. 800 - 1,000

12. ____________ are the bees' worst enemy in transit:

  • a. Other bees
  • b. Water
  • c. Highways
  • d. Heat and sunlight

13. Which of the following equipment is need to securely haul bees (check all that apply):

  • a. Vee boards
  • b. Bee net
  • c. 16 straps
  • d. 100 bungees
  • e. Watering hose
  • f. Bee suit
  • g. All of the above

14. Drivers should limit stops during the day to no more than:

  • a. 20 minutes
  • b. 45 minutes
  • c. 1 hour
  • d. 2 hours

15. Bees are most active:

  • a. During the day
  • b. During the night

16. Typically, unloading times are:

  • a. During the middle of the day when the sun is the highest
  • b. During late evening as the sun is setting
  • c. During night time hours when it is the darkest

17. The driver MUST carry an apiary certificate when hauling bees.

  • a. True
  • b. False

18. The driver must start hauling:

  • a. Before sunrise
  • b. Around 8am as the sun is coming up

19. Bees are typically unloaded by:

  • a. Forklift
  • b. Hand
  • c. Dolly

20. The largest pollination in the United States is:

  • a. Almond pollination in California
  • b. Apple pollination in Washington
  • c. Blueberry pollination in Maine
  • d. Pumpkin pollination in Texas

21. To be certain the bees are free of invasive pests before almond pollination in California, trucks must pass through border inspection stations:

  • a. Before leaving the state of origin before getting to California
  • b. At every state line
  • c. Before entering California
  • d. At least one station in route

22. Border inspectors are looking for:

  • a. Bee pests and mites
  • b. Honey production
  • c. Number of hives
  • d. A properly secured load

23. To ensure that a truck does not get delayed for long periods of times at border inspections, drivers should:

  • a. Make sure the load is as clean as possible
  • b. Call ahead
  • c. Water the bees
  • d. Arrive at night time when it's the least busy

24: Loads can get rejected at the border for:

  • a. Being overweight
  • b. The wrong number of hives
  • c. Dead bees
  • d. Weeds and plant matter stuck between pallets

25. To ensure that a truck does not get delayed for long periods of time at border inspections, the driver must:

  • a. Be a beekeeper
  • b. Provide the exact destination address of the colony
  • c. Remove the net from the load
  • d. Know where the bees originated

26. To avoid dehydration of the colonies at the inspection site, drivers should:

  • a. Turn on AC
  • b. Water the bees prior to entering inspection
  • c. Take the net off the load
  • d. Park in the shade off to the side

27. Bees are typically hauled:

  • a. By flatbed or step deck
  • b. Refrigerated truck
  • c. Vented van
  • d. Dry van

28. To prevent the spread of disease and fungus between each family of bees:

  • a. Bee nets should be sanitized with nontoxic cleaners after each haul
  • b. Drivers should clean the bees with water
  • c. Drivers should stay away from other bee loads at truck stops
  • d. Drivers should not haul for more than one bee keeper

29. Mr. Hauler is hauling a load of honeybees from California to Florida after the almond pollination. There are two routes for the journey, one is more north and the other is more south. Which one should he take?

  • a. The southern route because it is faster
  • b. The northern route because it is cooler
  • c. The southern route because it is hotter
  • d. The northern route because it is longer

30. Bob just arrived in California at 2pm, but his unload isn't scheduled until 7pm. What should Bob do in the time being?

  • a. Park the truck in a shaded area and wait until the bee keeper calls for unload
  • b. Remove the net from the truck so the bees can forage
  • c. Keep driving until his unload time to keep the bees cool and ventilated

31. The FMCSA granted a two-year exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Federal hours-of-service of driver's regulations to ensure the well-being of the Nation's livestock and bees during interstate transportation:

  • a. True
  • b. False

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