Welcome to the WAS Home Page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2013 Annual Conference - October 16-19, 2013
La Fonda Hotel on the Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico
To view details of the conference facility, please enter the following into your web browser:
You may find details pertaining to our Annual Conference under the "Conference Information" heading at the left or at the bottom of this page.
EAS Annual Conference - August 5-9, 2013
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Includes a Short Course Plus Conference
Please visit the following announcement from the Eastern Apicultural Society to learn more.
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.