Seattle Bee Works supports local Seattle honeybees by managing backyard beehives while teaching the practical skills needed to be successful in the art of keeping bees. Currently, our intensive year-long apprenticeship is provided at no cost for those accepted into the program. Instead of charging for this valuable program, I want to keep this beekeeping training accessible to those willing to commit to a year of hive management in return for the rewards of learning the practical skills and art of keeping bees. However, beekeeping is not inexpensive. Each hive setup costs in the range of $250 and the hours of training and support required for each apprentice over the course of the year can quickly add up. So! If you’d like to support the efforts of Seattle Bee Works in setting up new beehives and educating new beekeepers, you can donate here.