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Master Beekeeper Program Training & Testing -Fall 2017

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UF Entomology and Nematology Bldg.

1881 Natural Area Drive

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The fall 2017 University of Florida Master Beekeeper Program (MBP) training and testing day will be held for the Advanced, Master, and Master Craftsman levels of the MBP. Please note that the Apprentice level will not be offered in person this fall.

The MBP is a five year beekeeper training and certification provided by the University of Florida. The MBP trains and educates beekeepers on new techniques, equipment, potential problems, tips and tricks to improve their beekeeping skills. Perhaps most importantly, it keeps beekeepers around the state and country connected. MBP participants serve as bee ambassadors to beginning beekeepers, the public, and our community, by teaching and serving as an extension of UF Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab (HBREL).

Click here to read complete program details, including test structures and content (Appendix F).


Please send all of your completed documentation for credits and modules to the HBREL prior to arriving for this event by email or mail:

Alternatively, you can submit your documentation before noon on October 27th.


What to expect:

This training and examination day consists of two parts. In the morning (8:00 AM–12:00 PM) there are review lectures on important beekeeping topics. After lunch (provided) there are written and practical examinations (1:30 PM–5:30 PM). Please note, these training lectures are not comprehensive. Students are responsible for studying the materials listed on the reading lists for their level (MBP Requirements, Appedix E).

See full schedule below:


HBREL will provide suits, veils, and gloves for use during the practical exams, however, you are welcome to bring your own protective clothing if you prefer. All other necessary equipment will be provided for you.

Additional information:

If you would like to take part in the training sessions, but do not plan to test this fall, you may register for the morning training sessions only at a discounted rate.


Day of registrations will incur an additional $10 fee.


If you have a physical or learning disability and may need assistance taking the examination, please email honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu before the testing day so that we can accommodate your needs.

Registrations may be cancelled without a charge through October 13, 2017. After that date, all cancellations will be charged a fee of $20.


Those testing for the Master Craftsman level must notify the MBP board (honeybee@ifas.ufl.edu) at least one month before the test date.

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