Apprentice certification requirements/guidelines:

This course is intended for the beekeeper with at least one year’s experience keeping bees and who wants to learn more about options and techniques in successful management of colonies, building from the practical experience gained in the previous year(s). Courses are usually offered through a local beekeeping organization or bee supply company. If assistance is needed in locating a course, contact

  1. Member of the Washington State Beekeepers Association (included in price of class).
  2. Member of a local association (if possible).
  3. Successful completion of the Beginning Beekeeping course and one year of keeping bees. (Exceptions may be made if the intent of the guidelines is met. Contact

Upon satisfactory completion of the WASBA Apprentice requirements and submission of application, the student will receive a certificate of completion and patch acknowledging Apprentice status.