Welcome to the NCSBA Master Beekeeper Program! The purpose of this program is to provide an infrastructure whereby beekeepers can improve their beekeeping skills and knowledge. It also serves as a means of providing valuable information to beekeepers and the public through various outreach services.
Any resident of N.C. with and interest in bees in invited to participate in this program. Non-residents who have an interest may also participate; however, all of the educational offerings in support of the program as well as all of the testing are conducted within North Carolina. Anyone wishing to participate in the NCSBA Master Beekeeper Program must be a member of the NCSBA. Testing and rewards are a benefit of membership and the costs of operating the program are bore solely by the association. The Master Beekeeper committee is responsible to administer the MBP, including keeping records of its participants. Also it is charged with maintaining the integrity of the program.
After 4 years test scores become invalid unless work is being done to complete that level of the program.
The Master Beekeeper Program of the NCSBA consists of 4 levels; the Certified Beekeeper level, the Journeyman Beekeeper level, the Master Beekeeper level, and the Master Craftsman Beekeeper level.