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Fact based information related to the Asian Giant Hornet can be located on the WSDA website

Upcoming Classes

NWDBA offers multiple Beekeeper Education Courses at all levels in conjunction with the Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA). In 2019, these programs were updated significantly based on updated beekeeping practices. 

Beginner Beekeeper: No entry requirements, for new beekeepers or beekeepers in the first several years


Apprentice Beekeeper: Requires Beginner Beekeeper certification (or test out) and at least one year of beekeeping experience; must be a member of a local bee club & WASBA. Teaches more advanced techniques and management strategies. 

Journeyman Beekeeper: Requires Apprentice Beekeeper certification & and requirements here..For serious hobbyists, and aspiring sideliners or commercial beekeepers.

Master Beekeeper: Requirements here. For the committed beekeeper interested in independent study on beekeeping related topics and expanding public information currently available on honey bees and beekeeping. Contact WASBA directly for this certification 


There are no scheduled classes at this time. To inquire about availability of additional classes, please contact us