Classes at all levels are offered year-round via Zoom. Beginner is offered about 6 times per year, year round. Apprentice is offered about 4 times per year and Journeyman at least once per year (more often upon demand). These are not casual, sales promotion courses; instead, these are in-depth courses to aid hive management. Classes are offered on weekday evenings or on Saturday mornings.

PRE-REQUISITES:

BEGINNER: None. Just bring your interest in beekeeping!

APPRENTICE: (1) Completion of Beginner by taking the course or challenging* it, and (2) one season of keeping bees.

JOURNEYMAN: see www.wasba.org for recently updated requirements. To take the academic portion, you must have completed Apprentice.

*To challenge courses or for other course content questions, call Eli Ocheltree 206-859-7392 or email eliochel@snokingbka.org.

      Beginner and Apprentice courses each consist of seven sessions. In each session, a 90-minute powerpoint presentation is followed by as much time as desired to discuss or answer questions on class material or other beekeeping concerns. Journeyman follows the same format, but requires 10 sessions to cover the class material.

Registration is now open for:

BEGINNER is scheduled in March/April/May as follows: 7 consecutive Thursdays 6:30PM - 8:00PM starting March 24 and continuing  March 31 and April 7,  14, 21, & 28 and May 5th. After the 90 minute presentation at each session, there is unlimited time for questions and discussion.

APPRENTICE is scheduled for 4 consecutive Saturday mornings starting Feb 26 and continuing March 5, 12 & 19. Each session runs 8:30 AM - noon with a half-hour break 10AM-10:30AM with as much time as needed after each session for questions and discussion.

JOURNEYMAN:
Starts Thursday Jan 6th 6:30 PM and meets for 10 consecutive Thursdays. Before registering for Journeyman, call Eli Ocheltree 206-859-7392 or email eliochel@snokingbka.org if you have questions. Also let Eli know if you are interested in taking the next class, either Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 or both.

Classes for fun or certification by

Washington State Beekeeping Association (WASBA)

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BEGINNER CLASS
Thursdays starting 10/7
or
Mondays & Wednesdays
starting 11/22

Tier 1 of the 4-tier WASBA certification

APPRENTICE
Mondays starting 10/4

Tier 2 of the 4-tier WASBA certification

JOURNEYMAN
Starting Oct/Nov

Tier 3 of the 4-tier WASBA certification

HANDS-ON HIVESIDES
April through August

 

Working with the Bees