Master Beekeeper

The Master level requires:WSBA Patch Master

  • Six years of accumulated experience,
  • A body of research papers and presentations.
  • Public service.
  • Membership in Washington State Beekeepers Association.

See the Master Syllabus for complete details.

Master Beekeeper Submissions

A mixture of research papers and presentations are required to complete the master Level. Below are the most recent papers and oral presentations submitted to the Committee.

Morris Ostrofsky: Graft Free Queen RearingManaging honey bee populations for greater honey productionGlass Jar BeekeepingKnow Nucs Oral Presentation Morris Ostrofsky

Franclyn Heinecke: Sticking with PropolisForage for Honey Bees Franclyn HeineckeWhy honeybees need weeds

Louis Matej: Genetic Control of Colony TraitsPollen and Pollination, Judging-Honey-Bee-ProductsHoney Composition, Sources and Marketable Forms