Enrollment in the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program at the Apprentice Beekeeper level begins with submission a completed application form. A student’s acceptance to the program depends on the availability of mentors. The student will be notified when a match with a mentor is made. At that time, the student needs to submit a $150 fee. Upon receipt of the fee, the student will receive the approved text and other related forms and materials. A minimum of one year is required to satisfy certification requirements.
The student does not need to own bees while completing the Apprentice Beekeeper program, but he or she is encouraged to do so. If the student does not have a colony, his or her mentor will assist in finding a colony for the student to use. The Master Beekeeper Committee will also be available to assist in such situations.