Beginning Beekeeping Course

Attend In Person or Online — or Both!

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East Jefferson Beekeepers Association (EJBees) is offering an IN-PERSON Beginning Beekeeping Course taught by experienced beekeepers from our club starting Saturday, February 12, 2022.

Description: One “module” (=two classes) will be presented biweekly from February 12 through April 9. Classes will be held at the Chimacum Grange located at 9572 Rhody Dr., Chimacum (across from Chimacum Schools). A hands-on apiary visit will be offered at various locations during the weekend of April 23-24.

These classes provide the practical information, techniques, and advice you need to get started in beekeeping, along with important aspects of bee biology and behavior. After this course, you will be ready to establish your own honey bee hives in the Spring, with mentors available to help you along the way.

The course is appropriate for adults, students & families. Please note: masks are required for indoor classes.

How to Sign Up for Beekeeping Class

  1. Download the Membership FormOpens in a new tab. or
  2. If you cannot download membership form, simply include your contact information [name(s); street address, phone, email] with your check (Sorry no CC)
  3. Send with check $24/Single; $36/Family to EJBA, PO Box 1984, Port Townsend, WA 98368
  4. Or attend meeting February 12 and pay then.

An ONLINE version of the same course will be available on this blog ( to use for review and reference. It also serves as an excellent stand-alone course for remote viewing for those located outside of this area (East Jefferson County) or for those who prefer not to participate in person.

The online videos consist of an illustrated narration for each class that you can watch at your convenience and stop, start, and repeat as often as you like. You can also download each one to print, if you wish, with space for note-taking.

These classes will be posted on the blog on the corresponding class-meeting day and will remain on the site for your use during the balance of the year. The password for access to each online module will be provided via email to all participants.

Cost: The course is free of charge for EJBees members, and you must be a member to participate.

Join EJBees: Individual membership is $24/year; family membership is $36. You can join the club in person at our next monthly meeting (March 12, 2022) at Chimacum Grange and register for the class at the same time.

Alternatively, you can download the Membership FormOpens in a new tab. and mail it with your check made out to “EJBA” and mail to the following address:

EJBA, PO Box 1984, Port Townsend, WA 98368-8011

If you cannot download the membership form, simply include your contact information [name(s), street address, phone, email] with your check and mail it to the address above. Be sure to indicate your interest in the beekeeping course!

Member benefits include monthly general meetings with presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions; special events throughout the year; a mentoring program; educational outreach; a monthly newsletter; and more!

Contact: For more information, contact Rich or Susi Thomas –

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