The Master Beekeeper is the third of three successive certification levels in the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program. The Master Level is a rigorous program that will challenge students to demonstrate proficiency in specialized areas of beekeeping. Students have the flexibility to design their own program within specified guidelines. Our goal is to produce competent ambassadors who can share their knowledge with beekeeping peers and the general public.
The objectives of a person working toward certification at this level reflect an ability to interpret and assess scientific literature, conduct an individual research or outreach project, and provide service to the community.
Master Level Certification Requirements
Read an assigned research article and write a critique based on the scientific method
Participate in an Extension/Outreach or a University-sponsored scientific research project.
Develop and demonstrate proficiency in two areas - Honey Bee Pests and Disease and another area of interest new to you
Earn 100 public service points
Pass an oral exam (Please note: The exam is scheduled once a year if there are students qualified and ready. It is given in Corvallis at the OSU campus, so please plan ahead for travel arrangements.)
Please contact us for detailed information or questions about the requirements.
Program fees are currently set at $200, which includes all program materials, exams, and access to field day events. Fees are non-refundable.
Please review the Master Level program overview and requirements before applying. Journeys can access the Master application when they are logged in to the Reporting System.
When we receive your application, we will notify you of your acceptance into the Master Beekeeper program. You may then submit your fee online or by mail. Upon receipt of your fee, we will send you a Master Beekeeper Level packet with all the necessary information to get started.