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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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