ALABAMA MASTER BEEKEEPING PROGRAM

PURPOSE

The Alabama Master Beekeeper Program purpose is to provide the information, advice, and "hands on" experience necessary for an individual with no beekeeping skills and or experience to obtain a Master certificate in beekeeping.   

How to obtain equipment, honeybees and how to manage a colony that meets acceptable beekeeping requirements.

The program will offer four levels of training and achievement,

APPRENTICE BEEKEEPER

JOURNEYMAN BEEKEEPER

MASTER BEEKEEPER

MASTER CRAFTSMAN BEEKEEPER

 

Each applicant must meet certain requirements for each level to become certified.

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

The program will be administered by certified directors set by the sponsoring body or advisors.     It can take up to four (4) years to complete the program.    There is no minimum age requirement for the APPRENTICE BEEKEEPING certificate but some examinations may be difficult for applicants  under age 12 and may need more supervision to successfully pass some of the written exams.

 

Last updated 7/23/12 brf/dek