Master Beekeeper Program
Beekeeping is a lifelong learning experience. We encourage all PCBA members to participate in North Carolina State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program to advance their beekeeping expertise and knowledge.
The Master Beekeeper Program was developed to provide a formal structure to all beekeepers to improve their beekeeping skills and knowledge. The Master Beekeeper Program consists of four levels: Certified, Journeyman, Master and Master Craftsman Beekeeper. Advancing through the levels consists of a mix of written, practical, field and oral exams plus public service.
Club members interested in participating in the Master Beekeeper Program must also be active members of the NCSBA. Membership in the NCSBA is separate from the PCBA membership. Annual membership is $15.
Robert Brauer is our club's Master Beekeeper Coordinator. In this capacity, he serves as our liaison to the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program. Among PCBA’s current membership, these members have earned advanced beekeeping certifications.
Kathryn Barnes • Chris Herrann • and many more
Whitney Barnes • Carol Carter • Lynn Wilson • and many more
Lewis Cauble • Geneva Green • Todd Walker • and many more
To support our members pursuing the Journeyman and Master Beekeeper certifications, the club offers a study group when sufficient interest is expressed.