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 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 - late August/early September, 2014
It is a bit early to try to detail what our WAS Conference program may be next year, but out President, Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, already is looking for some specific assistance. You can find the details in his President's Message. The Message is in the current issue of the WAS Journal, and is separated out in our President's Message link.
Jerry sees our current membership "greying" around him. With all the new interest in bekeeping, 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."
In that regard, Jerry is thinking about trying to put together a beekeeping directory of the western states that would include the names of alll the local clubs that have been popping up all over the place. If you are aware of one or more of those clubs, and they have a serious interest in being on such a list, please send the verified contact information to Jerry and he will compile the data for distribution on our website. Jerry has set up a unique email account for this and other 2014 conference matters at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.