The 2017 West Sound Beekeepers Association's Beginning Beekeeper Class will consist of 6 lecture sessions and one hands-on session. The 6 two-hour lecture sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings February 28 through April 4 from 6 to 8pm at Silverdale United Methodist Church 9982 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA. The hands-on session will be held at multiple times in small groups in the WSBA apiary at Stedman's Bee Supplies located at 3763 NW Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale, WA.
The cost of the beginner beekeeping class is $60. Included in the fee is a one year family membership in the West Sound Beekeepers Association ($20 value) and a study booklet ($10 value). Upon successful completion of the 10 section Washington State Beekeepers Association exam, an apprentice beekeeper certificate and patch will be awarded. Additional booklets may be purchased for $10. If multiple family members are getting certified, there is an additional $5 cost for each one taking the test. Becoming a member of the West Sound Beekeepers Association gives you access to the Association's library, meetings, apiary activities, yahoo group, and most importantly access to the members willing to share their beekeeping knowledge.
This class will teach you what is necessary to get started in beekeeping. It largely follows the Washington State Bee Association booklet, but has been expanded to include additional useful information. There are many optional methods to approach beekeeping and an unlimited number of conflicting opinions. We hope to help you find the best path for your beekeeping adventures. It is hoped that class attendees will participate in many of the Association activities this year and continue to be an active member of the Association in future years so they develop into accomplished beekeepers.
You can either bring a check to the Feb. 21, 2017 WSBA meeting, send it to the Treasurer (address below), or bring it with you to the first class session.
**PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WSBA**
Beginning class cost: $60.00
Extra books: $10 each, Extra exam takers: $5 each. $________
Discount ($20) if you have already paid WSBA 2017 dues.
Total: $ ________
Mail this form along with your check to:
Robert Finley, WSBA Treasurer
3268 Old Sawmill Place NW
Bremerton, WA 98312
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