A beekeeper examining a hive frame, photo by Thisabled on Pixabay

Disseminating science-based beekeeping information through a network of organizations and trained volunteers since 2016.

The California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP) is a continuous train-the-trainer effort. The CAMBP’s vision is to certify Apprentice, Journey and Master level beekeepers so they can effectively communicate the importance of honey bees and other pollinators within their communities, serve as mentors for other beekeepers, and become the informational conduit between the beekeeping communities throughout the state and UCCE staff.

Our mission is to disseminate science-based information to stewards and ambassadors for honey bees and beekeeping. 

The CAMBP certification schedule begins in February and runs through October each year. Lectures and classes are available online and in person. Applications open November 30th of each year.  Your CAMBP registration is a 'one-time' certification fee which covers your online and practical exams and grants you access to your member portal which contains the study guide, 15 hours of pre-recorded lectures, practice exam links and several helpful beekeeping resources. Explore the Certifications tab for more information on your level of interest.