Classes

The Backyard Beekeepers Association offers Beginning Beekeeper and Apprentice Beekeeper classes. These classes are approved by WASBA for beekeeper certification.

Beginner Beekeeper Class

The Beginning Beekeeper Classes are for people who have little to no experience with keeping honey bees. 

Field Day

We offer these classes in a two-day classroom experience located in Deer Park, WA.  Students can attend optional “hands-on” field days through the season, at a local bee yard.

The goal of the Beginning Beekeeper Class is to provide our students with the most relevant and detailed education in order to promote the highest success rate while they begin tending their bees.  Our education, joined with “hands-on” field days, will equip our students with the best practices needed to become confident, successful beekeepers.

We hope you will join us as we learn more about honey bees and the art of beekeeping!

Enroll in the Beginning Beekeeper Class:

The Beginning Beekeeper class is planned to be held on September 14 and 21, 2024, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The cost is $60, which includes one-year Backyard Beeekeepers Association and WASBA memberships (if not already a member of either, no refund for prior membership), the training manual and certification test, and all field days.

Note that this class fills up every year. If you are interested in attending the class, you have to enroll ahead of time. In order to assure adequate manuals for the class, we request that you complete your registration before September 1, 2024.

Apprentice Beekeeper Class (for experienced beekeepers)

Note: In order to sign up for this class, you must be Beginning Beekeeper certified, and have kept bees for at least one year.

We offer these classes in a two-day classroom experience located in Deer Park, WA.  Students can attend optional “hands-on” field days through the season, at a local bee yard.

The Apprentice Beekeeper class is for people who have experience keeping bees for at least a year and would like to continue a more in-depth education.

We hope you will join us as we learn more about honey bees and the art of beekeeping!

Enroll in the Apprentice Beekeeper Class:

The Apprentice Beekeeper class is planned to be held on October 19 and 26, 2024, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The cost is $70, which includes one-year Backyard Beeekeepers Association and WASBA memberships (if not already a member of either, no refund for prior membership), the training manual and certification test, and all field days.

Note that this class may fill up. If you are interested in attending the class, you have to enroll ahead of time. In order to assure adequate manuals for the class, we request that you complete your registration before September 25, 2024.

See our cancellation policy in Terms and Conditions.

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