Master Beekeeper Program

Welcome to the NCSBA Master Beekeeper Program!  The MBP provides infrastructure whereby beekeepers can improve their beekeeping skills and knowledge.  It also delivers valuable information to beekeepers and the public through outreach services.

Anyone interested in bees is invited to participate, however support and testing are conducted within North Carolina.  Participants 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 for administering the MBP, keeping participant records, and 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 MBP program consists of 4 levels: Certified, Journeyman, Master and Master Craftsman Beekeeper.

Test Your Knowledge!
Certified, Journeyman and Master levels require a passing score on a written exam. Try the sample quizzes below to get an idea of what is expected. Results at the end of the quiz.

Good luck!

Updated 11/01/2018


Certified Quiz Journeyman Quiz Master Quiz


Certified Game Journeyman Game Master Game