Joining the IEBA is as easy as showing up at the next meeting (2nd Friday of every month except September) We meet downstairs in the WSU Extension building at 222 N. Havana St., Spokane, WA .
Informal meet and greet and "bee talk" starts at 6 p.m. - the formal meeting starts at 7 p.m., followed by the monthly educational program. Refreshments are served and treats to share are appreciated as well.
We welcome all beekeepers and look forward to your company and participation!
Don't be shy about asking questions; the most helpful beekeeping education comes directly from your local beekeepers. If you want to learn more about your bees and to learn what others are doing in the area, attending our meetings is your opportunity.
Annual membership dues are $5.00 per person and can be paid at the meeting (cash or check please)
OR you can print out the form below and mail it in with a check.
The IEBA offers numerous classes over the course of each year focusing on topics for all levels of beekeepers in our area, beginning with the Apprentice Beekeepers Course (First Year) - this includes hands-on training with IEBA hives. We provide the testing and documents for those who desire to be Certified Apprentice Beekeepers, which may be needed to legally keep bees within your city or town.
(Please see our Ordinances and Regulations section, or contact your local government).
We also provide classes for Second Year Beekeepers, beginning March 15, with 2 additional classes on the 22nd and 29th. Second year classes will be supported by field days in April, on the 6th and 13th. Contact Jerry Tate of Tate's Honey Farm, to sign up. You must have completed the Apprentice level class to participate.
We offer Journeyman Certification classes every other year on even years. Members must be in good standing with the IEBA to participate in Second Year and Journeyman classes. Other requirements may apply. These classes typically begin in February.
Spring 2020 Apprentice Beekeeping Classes are now open for enrollment. Classes begin February 8, 2020 at the WSU Extension. A second class will be held on February 22, 2020 for overflow.
Please register early as classes always fill up fast! Mail or deliver the completed registration form below, with check or money order, to the IEBA.
IEBA Apprentice 2020 Class Registration