Registration for a Spring 2019 beginning beekeeper course will be open soon.
WSU Snohomish County Extension is sponsoring a session of the apprentice level course in the Washington State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program. The five-week course serves as a thorough introduction to beekeeping for novice beekeepers as well as a comprehensive refresher course for experienced apiculturists.
The fall 2018 session of the Master Beekeeper Apprentice Level Course will be Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. starting November 5, 2018 at the WSU Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 – 128th St SE, Everett.
Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, topics covered include bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements, identification and management of pests, as well as honey removal and processing. Overall focus will home in on the unique challenges and benefits to beekeeping in the Pacific Northwest.
A workshop manual complements the lectures. Participants completing the course and passing the Washington State Apprentice Beekeeper level exam (open book test) receive a certificate towards the Journey and Master Beekeeper levels.