This is the entry level for the beginning beekeeper. In order to become a certified beekeeper, you must:
- Be a current NCSBA member.
- Pass a written test, which is administered through a local NCSBA chapter or given at one of the statewide conferences.
- Pass a practical test manipulating a hive of bees, administered by another certified beekeeper through a local chapter. Four months beekeeping experience is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.