This course will cover all topics and more from the Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA) Beginning Beekeepers 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 getting you started as a successful beekeeper in Washington state and prepare you for the WASBA Apprentice Course.
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 (Digital & Hardcopy).
  • 2 Certification attempts.
  • WASBA 1-year membership.
  • 1-year membership to the local beekeeping club of your choice.

Cost: $100 per person
Seats: 12 per course
Course Time: Approx. 12 Hours  (2 x 6.5hr Sessions including 30-minute lunch break)

Winter Session 1: 
Sat. Jan. 4th Pt. 1  Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Sat. Jan. 11th Pt. 2   Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Winter Session 2:
Sat. Feb. 15th Pt. 1  Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Sat. Feb. 22nd Pt. 2  Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Spring Session 1:
Sat. Mar. 7th Pt. 1 Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Sat. Mar. 14th Pt. 2 Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Virtual Session:

Sat. Apr. 4th Pt. 1 Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Sat. Apr. 11th Pt. 2 Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Our virtual session is held over Zoom, you can download the Zoom client here: 


We will send out meeting details in advance and mail all materials directly to the course participants so that they can interact with the course remotely.

*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-1044-S
Beginning Beekeeping Course $100.00

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