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Tier 2 of the 4-tier WASBA certification

Apprentice is the important sequel to Beginner. So important that we make a point of offering it several times per year. See class dates and times below.

Apprentice Class covers:
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Bringing Bees, Beekeepers ^ Bee People Together

Email or call Eli at 206-859-7392 if the following information does not answer all your questions.

If these class dates and times do not work for you, email to be placed on notification list for later classes. SKBA offers Beginner about 6 times per year, Apprentice about 4 times, and Journeyman at least twice per year and as requested.


     The next Apprentice Beekeeper course (Tier 2 of the 4-tier WASBA certifications) will be offered by SnoKing Beekeepers via zoom on 7 Thursdays June 20 through August 8, 2024 6:30-8:30PM. Please note that class is not meeting on July 4th. Instructor is Master Beekeeper Eli Ocheltree.

     Class & outline: Class powerpoint presentations generally follow the chapters in the manual. We'll email an outline for each session that has some notes on it to reduce the need for notetaking. Powerpoint presentation is more detailed than the manual.

     Application: Please fill out the class application, if possible online at by clicking on the button below. If online application is not possible, we will be glad to send you an application by email. Completing the application is important: the manual will be sent to the address given, and the name on application goes on the certificate.

     Manual: The printed manual is sent to the address on the application. We send you the digital version, but you have also paid for a print version when you pay for the class.

     WASBA membership: The Washington State Beekeepers Association wrote the manual and issues your certificate a couple weeks after the end of the course. WASBA considers your annual dues to them paid when we request your certificate after you pass the test.

Payment: $55 for the course and $30 for the annual membership dues Oct 1, 2023 – Sept. 30, 2024 for a total $85 ($55 +$30 dues), by 

1. paypal to, or 

2. via Facebook “Donate” button on facebook at the address @SnoKingBeekeepers.

3. check to SnoKing Beekeepers Association, 15324 228th ST SE, Snohomish,  WA

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Eli Ocheltree, master beekeeper, SnoKing Beekeepers Association, 206-859-7392, 8AM to 10PM

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