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Class Registration

Apprentice Beekeeper Application

     Apprentice is the 2nd tier of the 4-tier curriculum of the Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA): Beginning, Apprentice, Journeyman, Master. The curriculum is designed to be sequential, so the WASBA Beginner certificate is to be earned before starting Apprentice. Also, you must have kept bees for at least one season. If you are unsure which class to register for, please contact Eli Ocheltree,, 206-859-7392, first.

For more detailed information on the next Apprentice class offered, please click here:

     Beginning Beekeeper may be challenged if desired. Payment of membership and of class fee will still be required, but experienced beekeepers or beekeepers who have taken another beginner class may wish to read the manual and challenge the online test. Email Eli Ocheltree at if you wish to do so.

To see the requirements for any tier, click here or go to the Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA) at

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     The next course will be offered in 7 consecutive weekly sessions on a certain day of the week. Dates for current class can be found in application form below. Each session will run 6:30 PM to 8 PM with as much time as needed afterwards for questions  and discussion.

Apprentice Beekeeper Class Application
I am registering for the following course:

I earned the WASBA Beginner Certificate with SnoKing Beekeepers or at this bee club or bee supply store:

Please indicate whether you are paying $25 membership dues as well as $45 for the class, or you have just paid 2022-2023 membership and are only paying $45 for the class.
Please indicate method of payment we can expect to receive from you. Please note that these options do not take you directly to payment, because you would exit this form and the information you have entered would be lost. Please pay after clicking the Submit button.
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