WHO IS WAS?

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.

Its emphasis is on smaller operations as the needs of this group differ substantially from those of a large commercial nature.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Membership in WAS is encouraged from anywhere in the world. However, the organization was designed specifically to meet the educational needs of beekeepers in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; and the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon.

Interested in becoming a member?  Learn more.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Etienne Tardif

President - Yukon Territory

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Steve Sweet

Past President

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Dewey Caron

Member at Large

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Melanie Kirby

Vice President - New Mexico

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Sherry Olsen-Frank

Treasurer

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Lisa Hay

Communications Coordinator

Alaska Director

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Alberta

Liz Goldie

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Arizona

Tom Chester

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British-Columbia

Julia Common

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California

Daniel Schoenthal

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Colorado

Ray Story

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Hawai'i

Carey Yost

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Idaho

Kenneth Rhodes

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Montana

Shelley Mills

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Nevada

Del Barber

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Oregon

Nelda Murri

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Saskatchewan

Linda Kletchko

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Utah

Veldon Sorensen

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Washington

Dr Jennifer Short

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Wyoming

Vacant

BYLAWS & ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION & 2020-21 Meeting Minutes

Proposed changes to the Western Apicultural Society Bylaws  were voted on and approved during the 2019 Annual Conference in Ashland, Oregon.  

Also available for download are the Articles of Incorporation of the Western Apicultural Society.

2020 Annual (online) Meeting Minutes

Oct 28, 2021 Board of Directors' Meeting Minutes

Dec 12, 2021 Board of Directors' Meeting Minutes