East Jefferson Beekeepers Association


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. 
  • Intermediate Level (Journeyman) bee courses.
  • 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 is what our monthly meetings are like:


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:

PO Box 1984
Port Townsend, WA 98368-8011

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EJBees Meeting
Saturday Nov. 13th, 2021:

Indoors at The Church United, at 1820 Irondale Rd, Port Hadlock, just past the QFC parking lot area and the laundromat.

Board Mtg at 9:30
Q&A for new beekeepers at 10:00-10:30, General Meeting 10:30

EJBees' last meeting of the year 2021 will take place November 13th, and we are delighted to welcome a special speaker, Dr. Tim Lawrence from WSU, presenting a talk on drone congregation areas (the specific place, high above the ground, where male honey bees gather to display and wait for young queens to visit), based on his own studies. We've heard from "Dr. Tim" in the past, and his presentations are always SUPER! Don't miss this one!

For info, click on the following button to read the latest Newsletter:

Latest News

For the latest news, click on NEWSLETTERS (over there on the left) and read the latest newsletters for what is going on during the pandemic.

Also check out the EJBees Club Blog for the latest posts.