Group in bee yard outside Laidlaw

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 Honey Bee Ambassador, 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. Explore the Certifications Page for more information.

Wondering if beekeeping is right for you? We recommend to start by asking yourself these 9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before you Start Beekeeping.

Our mission is to disseminate science-based information to stewards and ambassadors for honey bees and beekeeping. This includes local, state, and federal regulatory information like the California State Apiary Act.