The Master Craftsman is the fourth and final level in the Master Beekeeper Program. In order to become a Master Craftsman Beekeeper, you must:
- Have been a Master Beekeeper for two years
- Maintain membership in NCSBA since obtaining Master Beekeeper status
- Complete an additional 7 of the 19 Sub-Specialties demonstrating excellence in beekeeping
- Earn an additional 15 Public Service Credits since becoming a Master Beekeeper
- Conduct a research project acceptable to the NC State Extension Apiculturist at NCSU and the MBP committee. Requirements for a research project submitted for approval must include but are not limited to, providing practical relevance and functional utility to beekeepers, the beekeeping community and or beekeeping practices. Research must engage the candidate in a viable research experience including all appropriate and necessary research parameters associated with a standard research model. Research projects involve both an investment of time and resources.
- Conduct an NCSU and MBP approved honey bee research project
- Pass an oral exam about your research project and overall beekeeping knowledge.
- After January 1, 2021, a Master Craftsman candidate must successfully complete a Master Level field exam if none had been completed prior to receiving a Master Level certificate.
In order to prepare for the Master Craftman level, the following materials are available:
- List of Valid Public Service Credits
- List of Beekeeping Sub-Specialties
- Reporting to the MBP Committee
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
Doug Galloway of Caldwell County Beekeepers
Ellis Harrison of Moore County Beekeepers
Danny Jaynes of Caldwell County Beekeepers
David MacFawn, Member at Large
Paul Madren of Surry County Beekeepers
Donald Moore of Alamance County Beekeepers