The Oregon Master Beekeeper Program represents a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the Oregon State Beekeepers Association to contribute to both the health of honey bee colonies and the integrity of the practice of beekeeping throughout the region. There are three certification levels: Apprentice, Journey and Master.

At all levels the primary objectives of the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program are to: 

  • Increase beekeepers’ knowledge and understanding of honey bees and beekeeping
  • Encourage ongoing education of beekeepers at all levels
  • Increase public awareness of honey bees and beekeeping

One of the program’s goals is to make participation available to all those who want to learn stewardship of our honey bees and give back via service to the public and other beekeepers. Scholarships help meet the goal of participation for all. Your tax-deductible donation helps make this possible.