This course will cover all topics and more from the Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA) Beginning Beekeepers course. The course will take place over 3 evenings from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday 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. 10-12 Hours  (3 x 3hr Sessions including 15-minute breaks)

Session 1: 
Tues. March 7th 5:30-8:00 PM

Wed. March 8th 5:30-8:00 PM                                                                                      Thurs. March 9th 5:30-8:00 PM

Session 2:
Tues. March 14th 5:30-8:00 PM                                                                                      Wed. March 15th 5:30-8:00 PM                                                                                    Thurs. March 16th 5:30-8:00 PM

Session 3:
Tues. March 21st 5:30-8:00 PM
Wed. March 22nd 5:30-8:00 PM                                                                                    Thurs. March 23rd 5:30-8:00 PM

Virtual Session:

Tues. March 28th 5:30-8:00 PM
Wed. March 29th 5:30-8:00 PM                                                                                      Thurs. March 30th 5:30-8:00 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. 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-1979-S
2023 Beginning Beekeeping Course $100.00

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