Even I'm confused about this, HFEJB on page 228 says that you can get access to EJBObject for stateless session beans during ejbCreate and ejbRemove, but how is this possible ??? If the sequence of events that is said to happen is to be believed, I'm not able to make out how can a bean get access to it's EJBObject. Has anyone tried out practically, it might be returning NULL !!!