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California Master Beekeeper Program Online

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
67 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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California Master Beekeeper Program 'Beekeeper's Apprentice' online - Fun and Educational!

The California Master Beekeeper Program at UC Davis is raising funds for an online, accessible, 'Beekeeper's Apprentice' course that is educational, engaging and entertaining for all ages.

Learners will explore the intersection of honey bees, beekeepers, farmers, food diversity and security and become beginner beekeepers and honey bee ambassadors, equipped to explain the basics of beekeeping and honey bee biology, and to convey the devastating effects of pesticides, pests, pathogens, habitat destruction, and climate change on our beloved bees. The online course is a series of science-based modules in which you and your avatar, the 'Beekeeper's Apprentice' explore and earn badges for the knowledge and skill you acquire about honey bee biology, beekeeping basics, equipment and PPE, public safety, and the future of farming and food security. You’ll get a ‘bees-eye’ view of what it’s like to be a honey bee through video and audio from inside the hive, and examine the benefits and challenges faced by today's beekeepers and honey bees.  This course will be accessible to learners across all demographics so kids and grownups can enjoy 'pollinating' and sharing the science behind the relationship between honey bees and our fresh healthy food.  

Your tax-deductible donation is a legacy to help ensure the health and longevity of our honey bees. Money raised for our 'Beekeeper's Apprentice' course is an investment in science-based knowledge relative to our food security and the health of our environment now and for future generations - let’s educate as many people as we can about the plight of our precious honey bees - Together we can bee the change!

Please support the California Master Beekeeper Program, where our current priority is an online, fully accessible, fun, science-based course to raise awareness of our dependence on honey bees for the many delicious and healthy foods we sometimes take for granted! Thank you for your support and consideration in bee-coming a honey bee ambassador and environmental steward!

Choose a giving level


Bee Connected!

Your donation of $20 sponsors digital course materials for 2 students


Bee Knowledgeable!

Your donation of $50 provides a scholarship for 1 student


Bee Heard!

Your donation of $100 creates one 15 minute segment of script to accompany learning modules in the Apprentice Assistance course


Bee the Voice!

Your donation of $250 produces a 5 minute segment of professional audio for one of the 5 course module videos


Bee Seen!

Your donation of $500 produces 1 of 5 high-quality educational videos for our course modules


Bee Cyber Aware!

Your donation of $1000 helps to purchase 1 of 3 in-hive digital recorders equipped with camera, scale, audio, temperature and humidity sensors to demonstrate real time in-hive activity to students across all digital platforms


Bee The One!

Your donation of $5,000 helps us to produce one of 5 modules in the Apprentice Assistant course: Honey Bee Biology, Beekeeping Basics, Beekeeping Equipment and PPE, Public Safety and Honey Bees, Honey Bees and the Future of Farming and Food Security

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