Join the Apiculture Science Initiative

Important research being done by the Apiculture program at NC State University and our support would make a huge impact. Do you believe that honey bee research is important? If yes, then you can be a part of the Apiculture Science Initiative that is aimed at helping researchers discover and develop methods to improve the health and viability of honey bees everywhere.

Who We Are

The NCSBA is a volunteer led organization comprised of more than four thousand active members, almost all of which are hobbyist beekeepers that are also members of a network of local beekeeping associations. These local associations are chartered by the NCSBA and serve to help their members learn and enjoy the practice of keeping bees.

Throughout North Carolina, the beekeepers of the NCSBA can be seen promoting the honey bee to the public at beekeeping schools, county fairs, festivals, and special events. You may have seen some of us presenting at a public event such as Bug Fest in Raleigh, Bee Friendly Day in Tarboro, National Honey Bee Day at Waynesboro State park in Goldsboro, at our Honey Bee Exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, or at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh where we promote the goodness of NC honey with our annual honey sales program.

Master Beekeeper Program

With our master beekeeper program, we have helped thousands of people become certified beekeepers and learn the very interesting practice of beekeeping. Our local chapters participate in this program by offering bee schools on an annual basis where individuals can learn and become certified beekeepers. Learn more…

Test Your Knowledge!
There are four levels in the program. The first three levels require a passing score on the written exam. Try the sample quizzes below to get an idea of what is expected. The questions in each quiz are taken from actual exams. There is no obligation and you will receive the results once you complete the quiz. Good luck!

Updated 8/4/2017


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