East Jefferson Beekeepers Association (EJBees) is offering an IN-PERSON beginning beekeeping course taught by experienced beekeepers from our club starting Saturday, February 11, 2023.

An online video presentation of the same material will be available (password-protected) on our blog ( to use for review and reference. It can also be used as a stand-alone course for those located outside our area (East Jefferson County, WA) or who for other reasons cannot attend in person. View the classes online at your convenience!

Description: One "module" (=two classes) will be presented biweekly at the Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Dr., Chimacum, WA, February 11 - April 8, 2023, and a hands-on apiary visit will be offered at various locations during a weekend later in April. The course is appropriate for adults, students, and families.

Topics include practical information and beekeeping techniques, as well as aspects of bee biology and behavior. After this course, you will be ready to establish your own honey bee hives this coming Spring, with mentors available to help you get started.

Cost: The course is free of charge for EJBees members, and you must be a member to participate.

Join EJBees: Individual membership is $24/year; family membership is $36, and there are many benefits of being part of this organization: monthly general meetings with presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions; special events throughout the year; a mentoring program; educational outreach; a monthly newsletter; and more!

You can join the club in person at our monthly meeting and register for the class at the same time, or use our handy mail-in form available in the "Membership" section of this website ( Simply fill out your contact information, be sure to indicate your interest in the beekeeping course, and mail with your check to the following address:

EJBA, PO Box 1984, Port Townsend, WA 98368-8011.

Contact: For more information, contact Rich or Susi Thomas -