Bee Keeping 101 with Snohomish Bee Company:


Unleash the World of Bees!!!


Embark on an exciting journey into the fascinating world of beekeeping with Snohomish Bee Company's Bee Keeping 101 class. Led by a professional beekeeping instructor, this immersive experience spans two days, providing aspiring beekeepers with a comprehensive education on the ins and outs of maintaining a thriving bee colony.

Course Highlights:

Expert Instructions: Learn from a seasoned beekeeping instructor, gaining valuable insights into the art and science of beekeeping.

Bee Colony Essentials: Understand the essentials of purchasing bees and the intricacies of establishing and maintaining a healthy bee colony.

Honey Harvesting: Explore the sweet rewards of beekeeping as you discover the process of honey production and harvesting.

Pollination Insights: Delve into the critical role bees play in pollinating local flora, promoting biodiversity, and sustaining our environment.

Bee Keeping 101 Do’s and Don’ts:

  • DO: Provide a suitable hive environment for your bees, ensuring their well-being and productivity.
  • DO NOT: Neglect regular hive inspections—stay proactive to identify and address potential issues.
  • DO: Understand the importance of proper beekeeping attire for your safety and the well-being of the bees.
  • DO NOT: Use harmful pesticides near your hives, preserving the health of your bees and the environment.
  • DO: Foster a supportive community with fellow beekeepers, sharing knowledge and experiences.
  • DO NOT: Disregard the crucial role bees play in our ecosystems—appreciate and protect these invaluable pollinators.

Enroll in Bee Keeping 101 today and become a steward of these remarkable creatures. Join us in creating a buzz of positive impact in our environment and communities!

 Cost: $125 per person (Includes WASBA One year Membership and printed manual handbook.)


 This course will cover all topics and more from the Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA) Beginning Beekeepers course and will be held in person only at our downtown Snohomish store location. The course will take place over 2 days starting Friday evening 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM and will resume Saturday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

 Part 1:

  • Beehives
  • Clothing, Tools & Location
  • Honeybee Taxonomy
  • Feed
  • Installing a package of honeybees
  • Monitoring the hive

 Part 2:

  • Swarms & Splits
  • The Honey Flow
  • Honey Stores
  • Preparing for Overwintering
  • Pests, Predators & Diseases
  • Successful Overwintering


Class tuition will include:

  • WASBA Beginning Beekeeping Course Book (Hardcopy).
  • 2 Certification attempts.
  • WASBA 1-year membership.


Cost: $125 per person

Seats: 20 per course

Course Time: Approx. 8 hours (3 + 5 hour Sessions including 15-minute breaks)


SKU: SBC-2306-S
2024 Beginner Beekeeping Course *In person only* $125.00

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