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).

Get All the Details

We’ve added a lot more detail to the 2014 Summer Conference information than has been provided in the past. In addition to the agenda and workshop schedule, you can now learn something about our guest speakers and workshop presenters as well as a bit more information about what the presentations will include.

To view the agenda, go to the main conference page: 2014 NCSBA Summer Conference and scroll down to the agenda or pick it from the menu at the top of the page. Click the [ bio ] link to learn more about each guest speaker and more about what topics they will cover. Or to see all guest speaker information at once, go to the guest speaker page: 2014 Summer Conference Guest Speaker Bios

To see the detailed workshop schedule, go to the Workshop page: 2014 Summer Conference Workshops. If you’d like to learn more about the workshop presenters, you can click their name and you’ll go to a page with more information. To see all workshop presenter information at once, go to the workshop presenter page: 2014 Summer Conference Workshop Presenter Bios.

If you need help navigating the website or have suggestions of how we can make the information easier to access, please email

Box Lunches at Summer Conference

The Walker Center at Wilkes Community College will be offering boxed lunches for sale during the conference on Friday and Saturday for those who would prefer to not go out to one of the local establishments during lunch. Costs of the boxed lunches will be $4 – $6 depending on the choice an individual makes. The Walker Center will provide this concession and take responsibility for preparing and vending.

A list of local establishments for lunch for those wishing to go out will be provided in check-in packets.