Beginning Beekeeping Course

Attend In Person or Online — or Both!

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East Jefferson Beekeepers Association (EJBees) is offering a Beginning Beekeeping Course taught by experienced beekeepers from our club starting Saturday, February 11, 2023. It will be offered both IN PERSON and ONLINE.

Description: In Person – two classes will be presented every-other week from February 11 through April 8, with demonstration materials and time for questions at the Chimacum Grange, located at 9572 Rhody Dr., Chimacum. The last class exercise takes place the weekend of April 22-23: a hands-on apiary visit offered at various locations to accommodate participants in the Port Townsend area, Quilcene and vicinity, and possibly Port Ludlow area as well.

Online – the same course will be available on this blog ( to use for review and reference by those pursuing the in-person classes. It also serves as an excellent stand-alone course for remote viewing for those located outside East Jefferson County (WA) or those unable participate in person.

These classes will be posted on the blog on the corresponding day of their presentation at the Grange, 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.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE: First, join EJBees: Individual membership is $24/year; family membership $36. Then, register for the beginning beekeeping course in person or by mail, phone, or text simply by indicating your interest and the name(s) of participant(s).

Join EJBees in person at our meetings, second Saturday of the month. Alternatively, you can download the Membership FormOpens in a new tab. and mail it with your check made out to “EJBA” 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, street address, phone, email) with your check and mail it to the address above. Be sure to indicate your interest in the online or in-person beekeeping course!

Member benefits include monthly general meetings with presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions; special events throughout the year; a mentoring program; monthly newsletter; workshops; access to recovered swarms; and more!

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

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