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WA State Master Beekeeper Program

We started 2015 strong, with a presentation about the WA State Master Beekeeper Program at the first bee club meeting of the year in this area.

On Friday, January 2, we presented the Master program to about 24 beekeepers who are members of the West Plains Beekeepers Association. We were expecting a smaller audience because this meeting was in the middle of a holiday break, right after January 1, and road conditions were not so good due to snow, but the interest in the subject was high.

If you could not make it to the meeting and would like to see the presentation, you can find it at our educational site, in the “Download Presentations” page, under “General Presentations” or by following this link to the page:

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Master Beekeeper Program

For 2013 our New Year’s resolution was to keep improving our beekeeper skills, applying for the Journeyman Level in the Washington Master Beekeeper Program.

The program has three levels: Apprentice, Journeyman and Master.

During 2013 we took classes, tests, and volunteered in many events collecting different points to meet the requirements of the Journeyman Beekeeper level.

In December 2013 we received our official certificates so we were able to fulfill 2013 New Year’s resolution right before the end of the year!

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We’re looking forward to start the Master Beekeeper level now and we will apply once we meet the required experience time (two more years of beekeeping experience, so we should be taking the test in 2015).

Now it’s time to make some resolutions for 2014…