The Master Level trains skilled Journeyman Beekeepers to serve as extension educators and representatives to the public for the Beekeeping community. The growing interest in beekeeping over the last few years has shown that it is particularly important that there is competent bee masters that will teach and mentor beginning beekeepers and represent beekeepers in the eye of the public. The Master Level Beekeeper are considered Ambassadors of the Master Beekeeping Program.
The Alabama Master Beekeeper must have held the Apprentice and Journeyman level and have been practicing beekeeping for the preceding three years.
- Must have documented 10 additional public service credits beyond that required for their previous levels and in the previous 24 months.
- Candidate must demonstrate expertise in six (6) of the nineteen (19) majors.
- Must score 80% or higher on each (block) subject of a written examination. The written examination can include but is not limited to materials covered during previous testing.
Objectives of the Master Beekeeper: