For Members

Our next General meeting is October 7th at 7:15 p.m. in the Almendinger Center on the WSU Puyallup Campus.

Dewey Caron will be speaking

“What is your October Plan?”

He will cover fall colony necropsy, interpreting fall mite count numbers and how to insure colonies rear sufficient fat fall bees to successfully overwinter this month..

This month also starts the beginning of the PCBA “Introduction to Beekeeping” course for 2019/2020.

Registration starting at 6:00 p.m., we will meet in the Almendinger Center, WSU Puyallup Campus

New participants will pay a  course cost of $75.00 when you arrive. 

Class starts at 6:15 p.m.  Previous members that have taken the introduction course may come for any of the monthly classes as a refresher or join the Sustainable beekeepers group that meet in the WOSSA building at 6:15. Scroll down for more detailed information.


The PCBA membership voted to approve the by-law change for membership and membership renewals to an Annual Date of October 1, of the year. 

For the transition, we will start this October and you will get a pro-rated amount to pay based on your renewal date that will catch you up to October 1, 2020. 

Look for an email with the pro-rated schedule so you will know what you need to pay. If you don’t get an email, just come to the meeting and we’ll sort it out.

2020 membership dues for existing members remain at $30.00/year

New members or members that have lapsed over two years ago will pay $50.00 one time and then go to the standard $30.00/year after.

Apiary Day’s are the 3rd Saturday of the Month at the Apiary starting 12:00 p.m.


Next Apiary Day is on

September 21, starting at 12:00 p.m.

Bring your bee gear and your questions as we inspect our education Apiary on the south side of the campus. If weather doesn’t permit inspections we will update the website the morning of….so check back before you drive out if the weather looks sketchy.

Introduction to Beginning Beekeeping

Registration for our 2019/2020 class on beekeeping will start @ 6:00 p.m. Almendinger Center, WSU Puyallup Campus on October 7th, 2019 so come early. Class starts at 6:15 p.m. The fee for the class is $75.00 and includes 9 – 1 hour classroom sessions, taught by a variety of experienced PCBA Beekeepers through out the year. Topics include all aspects of beekeeping and what you need to know to be a successful beekeeper. The class also includes 10 –  2 hour sessions (weather permitting) of hands on beekeeping in our PCBA Apiary that includes how to set up your apiary, getting your bees installed, hive inspections, finding the queen, feeding and treatment to keep you colonies healthy and over wintering preparations for your apiary. 100 % of the Class fee’s go to support PCBA, bees in the apiary and supplies.


OMB Apprentice and Master Beekeeping program

Meeting on October7th  at

5:00 P.M. in the WOSSA Building

The OMB Apprentice group meets on scheduled Apiary days in the WOSSA building starting at 10:00 A.M.

Sustainable Beekeeping

No meeting on August 26th, 2019 but will resume on October 7th at
6:15 P.M. in the WOSSA Building




October 21 @ 6:15pm

Board Meeting

location TBD

PCBA General meeting and Beginner Beekeeping meets in the Allmendinger Center:

WSU Puyallup Campus Research & Extension Center

2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA.

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