Washington State Beekeepers Association

Keeping the Bee in Business

Beginning Beekeeper

This course is for the person who is thinking about getting started in keeping honey bees as a hobby. It offers the opportunity to decide if beekeeping is something that a person wants to do and provides basic information on how to maintain a colony successfully the first year.

Beginning Beekeeper certification requirements:

  1.  There are no requirements!

Upon satisfactory completion of the WASBA Beginning Beekeeper course and submission of application, the student will receive a certificate of completion acknowledging Beginning Beekeeper status.

Courses are usually offered through a local beekeeping organization or bee supply company. If assistance is needed in locating a course, contact