Spaces available in 2014 Apprentice program (in some regions)
There is still space left in the 2014 Apprentice program in certain areas. If you are interested, please apply now for the class of 2014. You will be matched with a mentor for hands-on field experience, and classes will be available either in-person or webcast.
Alternatively, if you are simply interested in learning about honey bees and beekeeping, and would prefer not to work hives with a mentor (or if a mentor is not available in your area), you can opt for "Beekeeping without the Sting".
In addition to the education component participants would have the opportunity to attend two field observations. A Certificate of Completion would be awarded upon the completion of the classroom instruction.
- Bee hive and beekeeping equipment not necessary
- 16 hours of education; classroom or webcast
- Text supplied: First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane
- 2 field observations (spring and summer) with a program beekeeper
- Opportunity to take the written, open book exam (applies toward Apprentice certification requirements)
- Opportunity to earn educational points (applies toward Apprentice certification requirements)
- Fee $100
At the conclusion of Track A, if you decide you want to keep bees and work toward the Apprentice level certification, applicable work done during this track could be applied toward the Apprentice certification requirements