Beekeeper Certification Online Courses


Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association proudly offers WASBA Beekeeping Certification Courses several times a year;

BEGINNING COURSE
This is a WASBA Beginning Beekeeper Certification – online class includes WASBA membership, beginner workbook, certification test and MBBA Membership.

APPRENTICE COURSE
This is a WASBA Apprentice Beekeeper Certification – online class includes WASBA membership, apprentice workbook, patch, certification test and MBBA Membership. NOTE: Apprentice Certification requires completion of the Beginning Course and at least 1 year of beekeeping experience.

  Who’s interested in working on Beekeeper
Certifications? 

  The MBBA is planning ahead for its bee classes in 2022!   The MBBA will be offering bee classes in 2022 starting with the BEGINNER BEEKEEPER level.  The curriculum will follow the Washington State Beekeepers Association Master Beekeepers Program (WASBA).  Signup links are live – see below.

 We are planning to offer the beginner class on the 4 Thursday evenings in February from 5:30pm to 7pm. The pricing is $60 for the Class, Manual, Certificate, WASBA Membership, AND 2022 MBBA Membership.

 For those of you who already hold the Beginner Level, have been beekeeping for a year, and are a member of a local association (like the MBBA), you may obtain the APPRENTICE level certification.   We plan to begin classes for the APPRENTICE level classes on the first 4 Thursday evenings in March from 5:30pm to 7pm. The pricing is $70 for the Class, Manual, Patch, Certificate, WASBA Membership and 2022 MBBA Membership.

 For those of you who have completed the Apprentice level, the MBBA will offer the JOURNEYMAN level later in the Spring.  The requirements are rigorous for the Journeyman level; after completing the Apprentice level the candidate must: achieve 35 service points, keep colonies for 3 years, maintain a beekeeping journal for 2 years, mentor a new beekeeper, pass the Journeyman test with a score of 85%, and pass the Journeyman Field Test Report with a score of at least 90%, which will be administered by Master Ted McFall, at the candidate’s apiary. Pricing is tentatively set for $75 – does not include MBBA Membership.

Thank you to everyone who supports your local bee club’s education efforts!

If you would like to be put on our waiting list for upcoming Educational Events! Please email vicepresident@mtbakerbeekeepers.org