Conference News: Honey Contests and MBP Testing

If you are planning to participate in the Cooking with Honey Contest or the Honey Contests that includes Mead, Honey, Photography, and Wax — or if you are planning on taking the Certified, Journeyman, or Master MBP Level tests at the conference, you’ll want to note this information:

  • Master Beekeeper Program – Written tests for Certified, Journeyman, and Master levels will be held from 1:00-1:50 pm and 2:00-2:50 pm on Friday, July 11th in Room 1709 of Lowe’s Hall and from 2:15-3:15 pm on Saturday, July 12th in Randolph Hall (Please note that Saturday testing location has changed from the printed schedule). Anyone wishing to take the practical test for Certified Level should bring their own veil, smoker, and related items. If you are taking either the MBP Certified practical or Journeyman practical, please meet at the testing room during testing periods. Practical testing for the MBP Certified Level will be held in the apiary and will be coordinated with Rick Coor. Practical testing for the Journeyman level will be coordinated with Dr. John T. Ambrose. Questions? Please contact Dr. Ambrose at
  • Cooking with Honey Contest – Contestants can submit their entries on Friday, July 11th in Randolph Hall, Room 727 between 9:00 – 10:00 am. Refer to campus maps [ wcc campus ] [ wcc campus detail ] or check at registration desk for directions.
  • Honey Contest – Contestants can submit their entries before Friday, July 11th at 9:00 am in the Orchestra Room of the Walker Center. Entries may be dropped off starting on Thursday, but must be submitted before 9:00 am on Friday (according to the contest rules).