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Journeyman Class Registration

Journeyman Beekeeper Application

     The next Journeyman class will start 6:30PM January 5, 2023 and be held on 10 consecutive Thursday evenings. If the information below does not answer your questions, contact Eli Ocheltree, Master Beekeeper, before registering or paying the class fee.

     Journeyman is the 3rd 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 and Apprentice certificates are to be earned before starting Journeyman. Also, you must be in at least your 3rd year of keeping bees because 3 years beekeeping experience is another requirement to earn the Journeyman certificate. If you are unsure which class to register for, please contact us first.

      Beginning Beekeeper may be challenged if desired; for earning the Apprentice certificate, please call Eli 206-859-7392 with any questions. Payment of SnoKing 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

      If registering for a class, please add and to your "Contacts" or "Safe Senders" list to keep our response to your application and payment from going into your Spam folder. If you are expecting a response from us, please also check there if you have not added those addresses. 

Journeyman Beekeeper Class Application

I earned the WASBA Apprentice 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 $65 for the class, or you have just paid 2022-2023 membership and are only paying $65 for the class.
Please indicate payment method we should expect. Please note that paying before clicking the Submit button will exit you from the form and all the information you have entered will be erased.
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