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Class Registration

Beginning Beekeeper Application

     We offer the first 3 tiers of the 4-tier curriculum of the Washington State Beekeepers Association: Beginning, Apprentice & Journeyman. If you are unsure which class to register for, please contact us first.

For information on the Next Beginner Class scheduled, please click here:

     The beginning course may be challenged if desired. Payment of membership and class fee will still be required, but experienced beekeepers or beekeepers who have taken other beginner class may wish to read the manual and challenge the online test. Email Eli Ocheltree at if you wish to do so. Otherwise, the curriculum is designed to be sequential. There is no prerequisite, and no experience required, for taking Beginning Beekeeper. However, earning the Beginning certificate and one year's experience are prerequisites for Apprentice Class. Likewise, earning the Apprentice certificate and some beekeeping experience are prerequisites for Journeyman.

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The $45 class fee includes the class manual which is offered in 2 formats: digital and print. The digital .pdf is emailed to all students and future updates will be sent out digitally to all students enrolled in the course. The print manual can be mailed by USPS to the address on the application. It has been requested that SnoKing offer a “Save Trees!” option, the option to receive only the electronic version of the manual with updates emailed as they occur in the future. The price is still the same for the digital only as for the both digital and print options because WASBA prices them that way. So, if you wish to “Save Trees”, please select that option on the application below.

Beginning Beekeeper Class Application
I am registering for the following course:
Select an option
Please indicate whether you are paying $30 annual membership dues as well as $45 for the class, or you have already paid 2023-2024 SnoKing dues and are only paying $45 for the class
Select a payment option to let us know how you intend to pay. Please note that payment must be made after the "Submit" button is clicked or all information on this form is erased.
Select your manual(s) option. Please note the class fee remains the same for both options.

Thank you for registering. Please pay by going to the "Donate" button in the header of this page, or by paypal to, or by sending us a check.

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