ONLINE WASBA CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY BEING TAUGHT BY ELI OCHELTREE VIA THE SNOKING BEEKEEPER ASSOCIATION. CONTACT HER AT 206-859-7392 OR VIA EMAIL AT
The CWBA teaches Beginning Beekeeping & also Beekeeping Equipment classes
during "normal" times but not now, during COVID
BEGINNING BEEKEEPING (BEEK 101)
By far our most popular class, we teach complete newbees about the honey bee colony and its organization, various types of beekeeping equipment & apiary set-ups, how to source bees (buying package or nucleus colonies, collecting swarms), what to look for & how to manage maladies, colony management tasks by season, products from the hive, Do's & Don'ts, etc.!
BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT CLASS
This class focuses on explaining the multitude of hive types available (e.g., Langstroth, Warre, top bar, long Lang, deep Lang, Flow Hive, A-Z hive, skeps), their similarities and differences; the protective clothing options; hive tools & accessories used in managing your colonies and various hive products.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
In addition to the formal monthly meeting education program (being distributed via newsletters & quarterly Zoom calls during COVID), much of the learning takes place during informal discussions between beeks. We're a diverse and lively group spanning many age groups & other demographics. Subscribe to our email list so you'll know when we're next meeting!