2017 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 11, 2017.

The classes and field days are timed to arm you with the knowledge and skills to begin raising your own bee colonies during 2017.

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

The course runs February through April 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.


Location: Jefferson County Library (in the meeting room in the front entrance) in Hadlock.   Some sessions will be hands-on field-days, held at an EJBees club-member's apiary.
Dates: Two Saturdays a month beginning February 11, 2017.  (See below.)
Time: 10:30 AM on 2nd Saturdays;  9:30AM 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 You'll need to buy a copy of "Beekeeping for Dummies"  for about $20. 


Feb 11   (#1) The Honeybee and Her Products 
Feb 25   (#2) Beekeeping Equipment 
Feb 25   (#3) Making A Start in Beekeeping                                                               
Mar 11   (#4) Spring Management
Mar 25   (#5) Swarming
Mar 25   (#6) Summer Management and Honey Production
TBD      (#7) Fall Management 
TBD      (#9) Honey Bee MitesTBD      
TBD      (#8) Diseases and Pests
TBD      (#10)  Pollination, Queen Rearing, Marketing

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. 

The bee classes are over for this year.

But next year, we'll do them again!

We usually offer them starting in January.  Check back for exact details.