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The members of the Western Apicultural Society of North America (WAS) welcome you to our website where you can learn more about our Society, become a member, and register for our Annual Conference.

WAS is a non-profit, educational, beekeeping organization founded in 1978 for the benefit and enjoyment of all beekeepers in western North America. Membership is encouraged from anywhere in the world. However, the organization is specifically designed 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 as well as the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon.

2015 Conference October 1–3 in Boulder, CO

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Save the date for our 2015 Conference in Boulder, Colorado
Healthy Bee • Bee Healthy

October 1-3, 2015

Hosted by Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA)
We will be “Puttin' the Bee in Boulder!” Three full days of speakers, events, entertainment and dining in bee-utiful Boulder! Learn more.

President’s Message

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The CSBA is pleased to host the Western Apicultural Society annual conference. The conference will be held in Bee-utiful Boulder on October 1-3, 2015 at the Millennium Hotel. Colorado is stunning in the fall.  The elk are bugling in Rocky Mountain National Park, the aspens are turning, the days are warm and the nights are crisp. The conference theme is "Putting the Bee in Boulder" and we are indeed! The first two days will be "Healthy Bee" and will focus on topics … Read More...