Apprenticeship Program

NWABA has a goal of promoting beekeeping to all ages and we have an Apprenticeship Program with a goal to bring youth from the ages of 13-­‐18 into beekeeping by helping the successful candidate(s) set up their first hive at their house and to give them the knowledge needed to be a successful beekeeper through a mentoring program, classes, and club meetings. They are given all that is necessary to become a beginning beekeeper (see list on application), which would then become theirs after successful completion of the apprenticeship. They are asked to keep records throughout the year about their experiences via a journal/forms of observations made during each visit to their hive. At the end of the year they are asked to give a short presentation, to the club, of what they learned about beekeeping.

Earl Rowe is in charge of the program. Club members are asked to donate good used equipment that will be stored until needed. Earl can be reached at


  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Highly motivated, responsible, and dedicated.
  • Willing to keep records throughout the year of your experiences.
  • Ability to work outside and perform tasks around bees and with bees including lifting some heavy items.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and participate in all aspects of beekeeping.
  • Willingness to present what you learned throughout the year to the NWABA club 


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Brad Keck,
Oct 9, 2017, 12:22 PM
Brad Keck,
Mar 19, 2018, 11:29 AM