2019 Beginning Beekeeping Classes

The East Jefferson Beekeepers Association (EJBees), in conjunction with the Washington State Master Beekeepers is again sponsoring a Beginning Beekeeping course starting February 9, 2019.

The classes and field days are timed to arm you with the knowledge and skills to begin raising your own bee colonies during 2019.

Yes, you can be trained and ready to order and install your first colonies of bees this spring!

The course runs February through May and includes actual hands-on fieldwork, working with the bees.

In addition, successful completion of the course earns you the official Washington State designation of Apprentice Beekeeper.

CLASS INFORMATION:

Location: Jefferson County Library (in the meeting room in the front entrance) in Hadlock.   Some sessions will have hands-on field-days, held at an EJBees club-member's apiary.
Dates: Two Saturdays a month beginning February 8, 2019.  (See below.)
Time: 11AM - noon on 2nd Saturdays;  10AM - Noon on 4th Saturdays
Cost: The course fees will be $10 in addition to the annual membership dues of $24, for a total cost of $34.  Plus there is a Master Beekeepers registration fee of about $10.00. 
Class text: The text will be the new book written by the Washington State Master Beekeepers. It is available free of charge on
their website:

    http://wamasterbeekeepers.org/booklets/TheBeeBook.pdf

Or Harry will send a copy to anyone who sends him
a request. e-mail at haroldp5@gmail.com

COURSE OUTLINE:


Feb 9 	Lesson 1 The Honey Bee – Honeybee Basics
Feb 23 	Lesson 2 Keeping Honeybees    Lesson 3 Equipment
Mar 9 	Lesson 4 The Apiary
Mar 23	Lesson 5 Bee Disease   Lesson 6 Honey Bee Pests
Apr 13 	Lesson 7 Spring
Apr 27 	Lesson 8 Summer and Swarms    Lesson 9 Fall and Winter
May 11 	Lesson 10 Honey Harvesting and Product Marketing
May 25 	Review / Test

Questions? Contact Harry Prather, course coordinator.

Phone: (360) 765-4008;   email: haroldp5@yahoo.com

Spaces are limited, so please don't delay in registering.  Call Harry to register.