Texas Master Beekeeper Program

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The Texas Master Beekeeper Program, TMBP, is an educational program designed to increase the knowledge and skill level of participating beekeepers.


Texas Apiary Inspection Chief Inspector
Chief Apiary Inspector
Address: 2475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475

Monday-Friday 8-5
Visitation must be by appointment

TMBP is a five-year (minimum) beekeeper training and certification program provided by the Texas Apiary Inspection Service in association with the Texas Beekeepers Association. This program strives to increase the overall health of the apiary industry by producing highly knowledgeable beekeepers that can help lead the industry and act as honey bee ambassadors to the general public.

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  • Project

    Did you know that nearly three-fourths of all animals are insects? Because there are so many insects, they impact our daily lives in both good and bad ways. In this 4-H project you will learn about entomology – the study of insects.

  • Lab

    The Texas A&M University Honey Bee Research Program focuses on basic and applied research, as well as education and outreach regarding honey bee biology and management.

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  • Lab

    The Texas Apiary Inspection Service works to safeguard the apiary industry of Texas through the application of science-based regulations, educational opportunities and open communication with the industry.

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  • Podcast

    AgriLife Extension Program Specialists, Molly Keck and Wizzie Brown, educate listeners about insects found in urban backyards and gardens of Texas.

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  • Program

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  • Service

    A Texas Apiary Inspector can inspect bee hives to diagnose diseases and other major issues.

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