Beekeeper Testing April 16, 1-5 pm

Hi BCBC Members-

Have you been studying or keeping honeybees for a year? Are you a member of our parent organization NC SBA (we can sign you up, if not)? Have you been to a Bee School? Then, YOU ARE READY!

The 30 minute written Initially Certified test (multiple choice) will be given on Thursday between 1 – 5 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Meet upstairs above Ag Extension (follow signs) at 94 Coxe Ave. Either park in the lot across the street or park at that second floor entrance accessed by Hilliard Ave.

The Master Beekeeping Program is our state’s NC SBA stair-step program to help you gain sufficient knowledge about the honeybee to be a good beekeeper. We want you to be a part of our community of beekeepers and recognize your bee knowledge growth. You know more than you think, so let’s prove it!

2nd test: Beginner Certified PRACTICAL test: June 6, 2015 10:00-2 pm at the old 4-H Camp in Swannanoa  BUT you must take the written test FIRST to qualify for this in-the-hive test.AND We can only test up to 20  

BUT YOU MUST RSVP to Education Secretary, Janet Peterson at  right away or call 628-1758.  You may also take both the written and practical tests for Initially Certified AND Journeyman at the summer NCSBA meeting July 9-11, 2015 at Lake Julaluska, NC

Good Luck!

More info is also on  to learn more about what is expected