Master Beekeeper Program

Testing for the Journeyman and Master Beekeeper certification. All written tests begin at 10 AM.

Mountain Region – October 24, 2015

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

Coastal Region – October 31, 2015

NC Cooperative Ext.
Pitt County Center
403 Government Circle, Suite 2
Greenville, NC 27834


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.

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.