Washington State Beekeepers Association
Keeping the Bee in Business
Public Service Points
Public service points are a key element of the Journeyman Beekeeper Program. A total of 35 points must be earned as one part of the requirements for applying for Journeyman certification. Points may be acquired by:
A. Giving presentations about beekeeping or related topics to:
a. non-beekeeping group (including school group)
b. beekeeping group.
B. Teaching WASBA approve course for beginning beekeepers.
C. Publishing an article on beekeeping or related topic in a journal, newsletter, or other publication.
D. Serving as an officer/director/trustee/regional representative of:
a. local beekeeping organization
b. Washington State Beekeeping Association.
E. Mentoring a beginning beekeeper.
F. Assisting a youth group (4-H, FFA, etc.) with a beekeeping project.
G. Working at beekeeping exhibits open to the public.
H. Judging honey or other bee products at a fair or other local competition.
I. Performing a special program or activity approved by WASBA.
The following general rules apply:
- A maximum of 50% of accumulated units may be obtained in one category. Inmates of state correctional institutions can accumulate 75% of the points from one category.
- Categories A and B: 1-unit equals 1 hour, with a maximum of 3 units per presentation.
- Five units for an article published in a national magazine; or publishing a state or local association newsletter for one year; 2 units for an article published in a local or state newsletter as specified in Category C.
- 15 units for serving as an elected officer for one year, and 5 units for serving as a trustee/executive board member for one year as specified in Category D.
- 1-unit equals 2 hours with a maximum of 3 units per recipient in Categories E and F.
- 1-unit equals 2 hours in Category G.
- 1-unit equals 1 hour in Category H.
- The number of units in Category I will be predetermined by WASBA based on the nature of the activity.