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Journeyman Class Registration

Journeyman Beekeeper Application

     The next Journeyman class will start 6:30PM January 15, 2023 and be held on 10 consecutive Monday 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.

      If you have questions about completing the prerequisite Beginning Beekeeper and Apprentice certificates, please call Eli 206-859-7392. 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.
     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.

     The $65 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.

Journeyman Beekeeper Class Application
starting 6:30PM Jan. 15, 2024
through March 18, 2024

I earned the WASBA Apprentice Certificate with SnoKing Beekeepers or at this bee club or bee supply store:

Please indicate whether you are paying $30 SnoKing annual dues as well as $65 for the class, or you have just paid 2023-2024 SnoKing dues and are only paying $65 for the class.
Select your manual(s) option. Please note the class fee remains the same for both options.
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.

Thanks for registering! Please pay by paypal to or by using the "Donate" button in the header of this page. Personal check may also be sent to the address given above in the application.

Thanks for registering! Please pay by paypal to or by using the "Donate" button in the header of this page. Personal check may also be sent to SnoKing Beekeepers, 15324 228th ST SE, Snohomish, WA 98296.

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