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Beginning Beekeeper (4/1, 4/8 & 4/29)

This course is for the person who is thinking about getting started in keeping honey bees as a hobby. It offers the opportunity to decide if beekeeping is something that a person wants to do and provides basic information on how to maintain a colony successfully the first year.

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Beginning Beekeeper (4/1, 4/8 & 4/29)
Beginning Beekeeper (4/1, 4/8 & 4/29)

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2023, 9:00 AM – Apr 29, 2023, 12:30 PM

Snohomish, 1305 Pine Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290, USA


About the event

Beginning Beekeeping This course will cover all topics and more from the Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA) Beginning Beekeepers course. The course will take place over three Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 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. Most package pickups are mid-April this year. The first 2 classes are aimed at the basics, equipment, installing bees and the first few weeks of care. The last class, once you've got your bees settled, will cover the 2nd half of the season & focus on answering your questions based on your first few weeks as a beekeeper. 

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 NWDBA

Cost: $100 per person ($75 for current members) Course Time: Approx. 10 Hours


  • Not Current 2023 Member

    Membership is included in ticket price, if you are not a current member select this option. If you are not sure email

  • Current 2023 Member

    For current members of NWDBA (if you aren't sure if you are a current member please email to check




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