The Journeyman Certification has the following goals:

  • Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge of bees, beekeeping and activities related to beekeeping.
  • Develop the ability to mentor and teach other beekeepers.
  • Including the ability to give presentation to groups of non-beekeepers on beekeeping.
  • Contribute service to the beekeeping community

Specific Objectives:

  • Develop and implement your own Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Demonstrate successful hive and bee yard management Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of splits, nucs and combining colonies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of queen rearing and requeening.
  • Maintain a detailed colony inspection log for one or more hives including mite checks.
  • Develop and give or share a presentation or paper on a bee-related topic of choice.
  • Participate in bee related community activity.


  • Must be a certified Apprentice Beekeeper from an approved program.
  • Must have 3 full years of experience as a beekeeper
  • Must be an active member of a local beekeeping Association or Washington Master Beekeepers.

Below is the link to our form to use for documenting your activities

WAMB Journeyman Form revises 2021