The primary objectives of the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program are to:
- Increase public awareness of honey bees and beekeeping
- Provide ongoing education, training, and hands-on experience for beekeepers at all levels
- Support best-management practices and consistency in beekeeping practices
- Encourage mentorship, and membership in state and local beekeeper associations
Participating beekeepers gain experience at three successive levels: Apprentice, Journey, and Master. Each level provides opportunities and support for additional learning, practice in the field, and community service. SAVE the BEE provides scholarships to those who cannot afford the program fees.