Welcome to the WAS Home Page
2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Management; September 17-21, 2014; Missoula, Montana (Please refer to "Special Announcements" in left page panel)
Next Generation Beekeepers' Summit; A late night breakout session and Saturday Workshop for Beekeepers under 40(ish); September 18, 2014; from 8:00 pm to "late" (Please refer to "Special Announcements" in left page panel)
1st Annual Missoula Honey Harvest Festival; September 20, 2014; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; University of Montana Campus Oval (Please refer to "Special Announcements" in left page panel)
WAS 2014 Annual Conference; September 17-21, 2014; Missoula, Montana (Please refer to "Conference Information" in left page panel)
The members of the Western Apicultural Society (WAS) welcome you to examine our site to learn more about our Society, to become a member, or to preregister for our Annual Conference.
If you have an idea of specifically what information you desire, you can see every entry on this site by clicking the "Site Map" button above. Each entry has a link directly to the topic of interest.
If you have questions about honey bees or beekeeping, we suggest that you contact Dr. Eric Mussen, Extension Apiculturist, University of California, Davis - 530-752-0472 or at email@example.com. If Dr. Mussen does not have a ready response, he is familiar with the country's honey bee researchers, extension specialists, and regulatory personnel, so he should be able to forward your request to a knowledgeable individual.
WAS 2014 Annual Conference - September 17-20, 2014,
WAS President, Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, has devoted a great deal of time and energy pulling together a number of interesting events that will combine to form our 2014 Was Annual Conference.
Please refer to the President's message and the different pages of conference details to learn about the coming conference.
Jerry sees our current membership "greying" around him. With all the new interest in beekeeping, there must be a pool of younger folks to fill in like we did (Yikes!) 35 years ago.
We have been told to move over to social media and stop thinking about putting our messages on paper, anymore. Well, we won't abandon the print media, yet, but we are making plans for "going social."
Officers and Directors
Membership in WAS
WAS Apicultural Awards
Please be sure to "Refresh" this Web site periodically, to see the current information. If you still are coming across information from previous years and locations, you need to be refreshed (or I had better get my act together!).
Sister Apicultural Societies
The Western Apicultural Society is a non-profit, educational, beekeeping organization founded in 1978 for the benefit and enjoyment of all beekeepers in western North America.
Membership in W.A.S. is encouraged from anywhere in the world. However, the organization was designed specifically to meet the educational needs of beekeepers from the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming; the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon; and the states of northern Mexico.