This course will cover all topics and more from the Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA) apprentice level course. The course will take place over two Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and will be filled with practical knowledge geared at increasing your abilities as a beekeeper in Washington state and prepare you for the WASBA Apprentice Certification.
Part 1:
  • Taxonomy of Beekeeping
  • Overview of Honeybees and their products
  • Beekeeping Equipment
  • Obtaining Bees
  • Building Your Apiary
  • Working with Bees
  • Seasonal Management: Spring/Summer
  • Swarms, Swarms, and more Swarms
Part 2:
  • Honey - From Extraction to Sales and everything in between.
  • Seasonal Management: Fall/Winter
  • Diseases & Pests - Keeping your honeybees healthy!
  • Pollination - The business of beekeeping.
  • Making your own queens
  • Certification attempt offered following course material.
All attendees will receive:
  • WASBA Apprentice Certification Course Booklet
  • Two Certification Attempts
  • 1-year membership to the Northwest District Beekeepers Association (NWDBA.org)
Cost: $100 per person
Seats: 12 per course
Course Time: Approx. 18hrs (2 x 9hr Sessions)
Session One:
Part 1 - Oct. 20th
Part 2 - Nov. 3rd
Session Two:
Part 1 - Oct. 27th
Part 2 - Nov. 10th
*Disclaimer - There is a 48-hour cancellation policy in effect for all classes. No refunds will be issued if you must cancel within this time period. We occasionally host Guest teacher workshops, these classes will have a no refund policy. If the Snohomish Bee Company must cancel a class, we will fully refund the cost of the class. Our classes are held in a classroom that requires climbing a flight of stairs. Please let us know in advance if you require special assistance.
SKU: SBC-1022-S
Certified Apprentice Beekeeping Course $75.00

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