Pilot program

The Missouri Master Beekeeper Program is a six-level certification program being developed by MU Extension. The first two classes in this pilot program are currently being offered at several sites in the state.

Calendar

Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping AND Apprentice courses now available:

MISSOURI SCHEDULED CLASSES
 

  • Basic and Advanced Beekeeper classes
    Class 8 am – noon Basic June 10th
    Class 1 pm – 4 pm June 10th
    4H building Ripley County Fairgrounds, Doniphan Missouri
    Phone: 573-996-2921
    Cost: 25 dollars each course. Includes books  

  • Basic Beekeeper Course
    Class 
    ?Class location: Clay County's Extension office
    1901 NE 48th St. Kansas City, MO 64118
    Phone: 816-252-5051
    Cost: $61, includes book

  • Apprentice Beekeeper Class
    Class: 8am - noon, July 8th
    St. Louis County Extension Office
    132 E. Monroe Avenue
    Kirkwood, MO 63122
    Phone: 314-400-2115
    Cost: $61 dollars, includes book

  • ILLINOIS SCHEDULED CLASSES
  • Basic Beekeeper Class - Level 1
    Class: 8am - noon on
    Registration begins at 7:30am
    Murphysboro - University of Illinois Extension Office
    University of Illinois Extension
    402 Ava Road
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    Cost $61 per person, includes book
    REGISTRATION: Online at: http://go.illinois.edu/masterbeekeeper
     
  • Basic Beekeeper Class - Level 1
    Class: 8am - noon
    Registration begins at 7:30am
    Senior Center
    325 E N 9th Street,  Forest Park
    Shelbyville, Illinois
    Cost $61 per person, includes book
    REGISTRATION: Online at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ccdms/
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  • FIRST and SECOND LEVEL EXAMINATIONS, June 19-23 - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
    Submit your completed 8h mentoring OR shadowing form 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO June 19 and your check made out to the University of Missouri, Memo DV730 for:

    • $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)
    • $50 (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 $50. Good luck!

      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 Fisher Delta Research Center, Entomology Department, PO Box 160, Portageville, MO 63873.
    •  
    • IF YOU SHARE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (SEARCH MISSOURI 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.

Training locations

MISSOURI
 

  • Fisher Delta Research Center
    147 W. State Highway T, Portageville, MO 63873
    Phone: 573-379-5431
  • MU Extension Center in Greene County
    2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807
    Phone: 417-881-8909
  • MU Extension Center in Reynolds County
    2319 Green St., Centerville, MO 63633
    Phone: 573-648-1035
  • MU Extension in Marion County
    100 S. Main St, STE 201
    Palmyra, MO 63461-1658
    Phone: 573-769-2177
  • Howell County Extension office,
    1376 Bill Virdon Blvd.
    West Plains, MO 65775
    Phone: 417-256-2391
  • Hickory County Extension Office
    203 Cedar Street
    Hermitage, MO  65668
    PHONE  417-745-6767
    E-MAIL  hickoryco@missouri.edu
    WEBSITE  extension.missouri.edu/hickory
  • St. Louis County Extension Office
    132 E. Monroe Avenue
    Kirkwood, MO 63122
    Phone: 314-400-2115
  • McDonald County Extension Office
    PO Box 336
    306 E. Harmon
    Pineville, MO 64856
    Phone: 417-223-4775
    Email: Mcdonaldco@missouri.edu
  • Grundy County Extension Office
    700 Main, Courthouse, 1st Floor
    Trenton, MO 64683
    Phone: 660-359-4040
    Fax: 660-339-7637
    Email: Grundyco@missouri.edu
  • Jackson County Extension Center
    1600 NE Coronado Dr
    Blue Springs, MO 64014
    Phone: 816-252-5051
     
  • Texas County Extension Center
    114 W. Main,
    Houston, MO
    Phone: 417- 967- 4545
  • Wayne County Extension Center
    Wayne County Juvenile Office
    109 Walnut St
    Greenville, MO 63944
    Phone: 573-224-5600 Ext 8

  • ILLINOIS

  • Arthur - University of Illinois Extension Office
    Class location: Senior Center
    325 E N 9th Street,  Forest Park
    Shelbyville, Illinois
    Phone: 217-543-3755
     
  • Murphysboro - University of Illinois Extension
    402 Ava Road
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    Phone: 618-687-1727