We offer the Beginning Beekeeping Apprenticeship monthly.

Please see below for course descriptions and dates and times when available.


Go at your own Beekeeping classes:

Apprentice Beekeeper

Classes are held the second Monday of each month at Chinook Middle School in Lacey.  Classes start at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria and ends at 7:00 pm when the general meeting starts.

Journeyman Beekeeper

Class is held the third Monday of every month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Chinook Middle School Library.

Both classes are held under the auspices of the Washington State Beekeepers Association.

Our Education Chair is Bob Smith. He is in charge of the Education Program, which includes our Apprentice, Journeyman and Master Beekeeper classes.


Where are classes held?
Chinook Middle School
4301 6th Ave NE, Lacey, WA 98516

Do I need to sign up for classes?

No! Simply attend one of our apprenticeship classes, which are held at 6pm, before the membership meeting.

How much are the classes?

You can feel free to sit in on the class, but to obtain the Apprenticeship Certificate you must pay for the course materials. These are supplied by the Washington State Beekeepers Association, and currently cost $15.

How many lessons are taught each class?

One or two lessons (there are 12 in total) are taught during each hour long class.


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