For Instructors

WASBA course instructors are required:

  • To be a member of WASBA.
  • To be certified at a Journeyman or Master level, or be under the direction of a Journeyman or Master.
  • To use the approved WASBA course materials, augmenting with additional information as appropriate.

Instructions:

  • Obtain the current WASBA course material for the class being taught by contacting Jenifer@wasba.org to verify the most recent edition and to order materials allowing two weeks for delivery.
  • Use the WASBA Progress Form 2018 to capture student/class information.
  • Transcribe all the information and scores to the WSBA Course Roster Instructions completing the information on both sheets. If you have problems accessing or submitting the spreadsheet contact master@wasba.org.
  • Email a copy of the spreadsheet to master@wasba.org.
  • Print a copy of the spreadsheet.

Mail the printed copy together with a check to cover each student to:

WASBA Treasurer

P.O. Box 4824

Spokane, WA 99202

Note: Certificates will not be issued until payment has been received.

If your association is currently a member of WASBA, the course materials for the Beginning, Apprentice, and Journeyman courses can be obtained from us by contacting jenifer@wasba.org   (If your club is not a member, you can easily become a member simply by contacting the WASBA Treasurer Treasurer@wasba.org.)  The yearly dues are a modest, $1/club member/year.

The Beginning Beekeeper Course includes a written manual, the course exam with answers for the instructors, and PowerPoint presentations for each of the chapters in the manual.  The PowerPoint presentation is provided to each club as a guideline as we understand that, due to differences across our state, some modifications need to be made based on location and circumstances.  Your instructors can easily make these changes to the presentation.

The Apprentice beekeeping course is in the process of being revised using two existing sets of curricula that have been proven successful in Washington State and will include a written manual, the course exam with answers for the instructors, and PowerPoint presentations for each of the chapters in the manual.  We plan on having the revised Apprentice curriculum ready Spring/Summer 2019.

The Journeyman beekeeping course is nearing the end of its revision with the expected availability date January 2019 and will include a written manual, the course exam with answers for the instructors, and PowerPoint presentations for each of the chapters in the manual.

All course materials will be revised annually to ensure inclusion of current research and corrections will be made more frequently if necessary.