The Olympia Beekeepers Association Information

The Olympia Beekeepers Association congratulates Ernie Schmidt and Tim Weible who received their Master Beekeepers certification on December 29, 2018 from the Washington Master Beekeepers. They also have been voted to the board of the Washington Master Beekeepers and are the only Certified Master Beekeepers in the Olympia Beekeepers Association.

We hope to see you at the February 11, 2019 meeting in the Chinook Middle School Cafeteria, 4301 6th Ave. NE, Lacey, WA 98516. 

The on going Apprentice Class runs from 6-7 PM, in the cafeteria

The Sustainability Group runs from 6-7 PM, in the library

The General Meeting runs from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria

Olympia Beekeepers Association’s Accelerated Apprentice Beekeeping Course.

Will start Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and run for six consecutive Tuesdays at which time you’ll receive your certification. It will be taught by Master Beekeeper Tim Weible in the Chinook Middle School Library and class size will be limited to 35, so sign up early. You can pre-register by contacting Shelby Albert at:, the fee is $35.00 payable the first day of class and that includes one year’s membership in the Olympia Beekeepers Association. If you are already a member of the OBA the fee will be $10.00 which covers the certification cost and at this time this course cannot be audited, there is just not room.

This course is also taught under the auspices of the Washington Master Beekeepers. Tests and study materials can be downloaded from the Washington Master Beekeepers website.  This course will include field trips or bee cruises.

Reminder, New this year:

Membership dues are due in January.