I Want to be a Certified Beekeeper!

This is the entry level for the beginning beekeeper.   In order to become a certified beekeeper, you must:

  1. Be a current NCSBA member.
  2. Pass a written test, which is administered through a local NCSBA chapter or given at one of the statewide conferences.
  3. Pass a practical test (involves manipulating a hive of bees), administered by another certified beekeeper through a local chapter. Four months beekeeping experience needed prior to taking practical test.

In order to prepare for the certified level, the following materials are available:

When you are ready to take the required tests, contact the education coordinator at a local chapter.

If you have questions, please contact a member of the MBP Committee.