Examination Information

Examinations are currently offered in 3 month intervals. The exam dates will be announced on this website. Written examinations for all ranks are held in the morning followed by a practical examination in the afternoon for Apprentice and Journeyman Beekeeper candidates. Results will be sent to exam takers within two weeks of the testing date.

Required documentation of volunteer hours, public service credits, etc. must be submitted to the MBP director four weeks prior to the exam day (see Appendix H in program requirements manual). Only candidates who have completed all the requirements for advancement will be permitted to take the exams.

The exams are held at select extension offices, libraries, and nature centers.

(For more examination information, see Appendix C in the program requirements manual.)

If you are looking for Advanced Level Modules for Journeyman Advancement modules to progress to Journey level, they are located here. You need to print out your results, and they become part of your file.

FIRST and SECOND LEVEL EXAMINATIONS, WEEK OF Jan 15 – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Submit your completed mentoring OR shadowing forms 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO Jan 15 to MMBCP, PO Box 582, Parma, MO 63870. Pay your registration online: https://mochf.org/masterbeekeeper/schedule-a-beekeeping-class-or-exam/

  • $100 (if you have not taken the first course and have purchased the book), – WE WILL HAVE YOU ON FILE
  • $111 (if you have not taken the first course, and need to purchase the book to study)
  • $25 (if you have taken the first course and have purchased the book – WE WILL HAVE YOU ON FILE
  • Note: Apprentice has TWO examinations. Each examination is $25. Good luck!
  • On your mentoring formwrite the location where you want to take the examination. CALL THAT LOCATION TO HAVE YOUR NAME PLACED ON THE LIST WITH A TIME. You will not be allowed to take the examination if your name is not on the list, and if we don’t have your paperwork processed. Send your paperwork to MMBCP, PO Box 582, Parma, MO 63870.
  • IF YOU SHARE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (SEARCH MIDWEST MASTER BEEKEEPER CERTIFICATION) AND HAVE OTHER PEOPLE JOIN IT, YOU’LL EARN $1 OFF EACH REFERRAL TOWARDS YOUR EXAM FEES. WE JUST NEED THEIR NAMES.
  • $50 additional fee required if paperwork is received within 10 days of examination, and you still want to take the exam.

 

On your mentoring form, write the location where you want to take the examination. CALL THAT LOCATION TO HAVE YOUR NAME PLACED ON THE LIST WITH A TIME. You will not be allowed to take the examination if your name is not on the list, and if we don’t have your paperwork processed.

Send your  paperwork to:

Midwest Master Beekeeper Program
PO Box 582
Parma, MO 63870

If in a rush, email paperwork (midwestmbcp@gmail.com), and we will wait for your payment if paying by check. Check must be received by testing date.

$50 additional fee required if paperwork is received within 10 days of examination, and you still want to take the exam.

Testing locations (more coming soon!):

Howell County Extension Center

St. Louis Extension Center

Reynolds County Extension Center