The Local Chapters of the NCSBA are the backbone for teaching and mentoring, offering guidance, encouragement and camaraderie through beginning and advanced beekeeping courses.
But putting together a beekeeping class can be cumbersome. What should be included? How in-depth should a beginner class be? What should be covered for the advanced beekeeper?
The outlines given here provide a structure that the course administrator and instructors can use as a guideline.
Each is based on 16 hours of instruction. We hope the proposed curriculums will be considered suggestions and used as a foundation for your Beekeeping classes. Each local chapter should adapt these outlines to their own club’s atmosphere and abilities.
Each is arranged in Topic Sections that can be moved around, expanded or reduced. Additional information with hands-on experiences might be incorporated.
Additional links provide detailed resources for information corresponding to the outline Topic Sections. Course instructors are encouraged to review the material prior to working up their presentations.
- Certified Level Curriculum
- Certified Level Reading List
- Advanced Level Curriculum
- Advanced Level Reading List
If you need help putting together a presentation, please contact a member of the MBP Committee or email firstname.lastname@example.org.