WSBA Patch ApprenticeThe certified Apprentice level requires beekeepers to have a minimum of knowledge of beekeeping.  The cost of the certification test is $20. Ten lessons are provided each applicant to the program and the student is tested from the lesson material. The student has the opportunity to take an open book multiple-question test following the instruction or they may elect to take the exam without the instruction.

Normally, the apprentice certification is achieved through your local beekeeping association. Check with your local beekeeping organization regarding beginner instruction and certification programs. Your local organization will be able to furnish booklets, provide instruction, and administer certification exams. The certification test will be administered by your local association in printed format.

For those not able to seek certification through a local organization due to distance or schedule, please contact the Master Beekeeping Chairman at