East Jefferson Beekeepers Association

Welcome

Welcome to the EJBees website.

Learning about bees and beekeeping has become quite popular the last five years.  Some of us want to help out with the tough times bees are going through lately.  Some of us are interested in getting back to the land.  Some of us just think it is fun to have some honeybees in your back yard.  But no matter what the motivation, beekeeping is a totally fascinating adventure

If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper in our area (Northeast Olympic Peninsula, Washington), come check us out.  We are the place to get:

  • Beginning Level bee classes. We have lots of people taking these every year.  These classes start right at the beginning - no prerequsite knowledge is required. 
  • Hands-on workshops.
  • Field-trips to nearby apiaries.
  • Contacts for getting bees and hives locally.
  • Lots of advice.
  • Nice, knowledgeable people who will help you get started.
  • Lots of expertise to help you with problem diagnosis. 
  • Nice bee-people to hang out with.  (Though frankly, one or two of us might be a bit strange.)

We have all levels of expertise: folks who have kept bees for decades; folks who are keeping bees for the very first time; and every level of knowledge in-between. So you will fit right in.

And here are some pictures of what our monthly meetings are like:

Slideshow

Click on Events  to find out when we are getting together. 

Click on Meetings to find out where we are getting together.  (Its got a map.)

Click on Contacts to get in touch with us with any questions you have. 

Come and see what beekeeping is all about! Maybe you've been thinking about starting an exciting adventure in beekeeping, but just don't know how or where to get started. Or maybe you're already a beekeeper, but would like to join other beekeepers in furthering your knowledge about caring for your bees.  Maybe you know someone else who might like to join, also. Bring them along!

All EJBees meetings and activities are open to the public.  So come check us out!

And if you really get serious, you can officially join the club as a voting member.  Yearly dues are $24.00 for a voting membership.  A whole family can sign up for $36.00 per year. 

Dues can be mailed to:

EJBA
PO Box 1984
Port Townsend, WA 98368-8011

Are there problems with this site? Is there information that needs to be added? If so, drop an email to: carapace@mindspring.com
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September Meeting/ Mark your Calendar

9:30 a.m. Board meeting

10:00 a.m. General meeting

Chimacum Grange: 9572 Rhody Dr. (Hwy 19), Chimacum, WA

Greetings to EJBees members, prospective members, and guests! Welcome to new members!

The next meeting of 2022 takes place September 10th at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Dr. (Hwy 19), Chimacum, right across the highway from the Tri-Area Community Center and Chimacum Schools. The board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. and the general meeting will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

Discussion at the general meeting will focus on the timely topic of managing the apiary for Varroa destructor mites, continuing honey harvest, and preparation for winter. Our always-lively Q&A is open to your beekeeping questions and comments, and we may have a special presentation about oxalic acid treatment for the mites.

In our apiaries, we should be seeing drones being ejected from hives by this time, and a transition to the bees’ own winterizing strategies.

In August, we enjoyed great success with our EJBees educational booth at the Jefferson County Fair, with outstanding participation by 22 members and 5 friends & family of EJBees who interacted with the public to enrich the learning experience about bees and beekeeping.

Thanks to all of you who contributed your time and enthusiasm, and to the other members who dropped by to visit the booth! 

We hope to see you all on September 10th for our regular, information-filled, friendly, and fun monthly club meeting at the Grange.

2022 Jefferson County Fair Beekeeping Booth, by EJBees: