Puget Sound Beekeepers Association’s mission is in part to educate beekeepers, so we have a whole host of ways to help you hone your beekeeping skills!
PSBA classes, offer in-person instruction from local experts. We have a variety of classes throughout the season to further your education. Classes are designed to be affordable and in some cases we are able to offer free classes.
PSBA Workshops and Events
PSBA holds a variety of events throughout the year from our Field Day in late spring, our summer picnic, to honey extracting events in late summer.
Become a Master Beekeeper!
Washington Master Beekeepers Certification Program is a great way to learn more about beekeeping. There are three levels in the program; Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master – all of which will increase your skill, knowledge and awareness in the world of beekeeping. Interested students should go to Washington Master Beekeepers and download the Bee booklet, and apprentice test.
There is a $10 fee to participate in this program. Please purchase through the shopping cart.
Tests are open book and you can take as long as you need to finish. When you are done with the tests, for grading and certification please contact Dawn Beck at [email protected].
Once you pass the apprentice level test, you will receive a certificate from Washington Master Beekeepers Association and a Patch which you can proudly display on your beekeeping suit or other attire.
To find out more about this program, visit Washington Master Beekeepers.
PSBA Apiary Work Parties:
There is no better way to learn than to do. And in beekeeping, the more hives you can get into, the better. Each hive you encounter will provide a unique learning experience that is sure to stick with you. PSBA has apiary work parties twice a month for 8 months (+/- depending on weather) out of the year. Bring your beekeeping suit and come down to our apiary and see what’s new!
PSBA Monthly Lessons:
Prior to each monthly meeting (meetings are not held every month, please check schedule), PSBA will offer a beekeeping lesson designed to be relevant to the current time of the year. These lessons are geared for the new and experienced beekeeper alike.
Lessons are from 6:30 – 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month, followed by announcements and our main speaker. Come and increase you beekeeping skills with PSBA!