- To increase the knowledge of beekeepers about honey bees,
- Develop a pool of people capable of dealing with the media and public on bees and beekeeping,
- To provide an objective system for an individual to evaluate and measure his own level of expertise, and
- To encourage membership in and support of local beekeeper associations.
Additional general information
Many of the course lessons can be provided in conjunction with local or state beekeeper association meetings to enhance the learning opportunities of the student. In counties where active beekeeper associations do not exist a MBC member may travel to a specific location to present the material, or it may be given by the local Cooperative Extension agent.
A certificate will be presented to each student upon completion of each level. A badge and patch are available for purchase upon completion of each level. The names of graduates will be published each year by WSBA.
Reviewing and revising the Appentice Test to reflect the current knowledge of beekeeping.
Who we are
- Bob Combs – Chair
- Bob Smith
- Charles Bennett
- David Pearson
- Franclyn Heineke
- James Tunnell
- Jo Miller
- Louis Matej
- Paul Lundy
- Ted Swenson