All of us who are part of the Western Apicultural Society appreciate the foundational support we have received over the years, and that appreciation is ongoing. If you are interested in making a donation to WAS, you may choose from three options, which are described in the paragraphs below:

  • The General Fund

  • The Research Fund

  • The James Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Please consider making a donation today. The Western Apicultural Society of North America, Inc. is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions are deductible to the extent allowed on your federal income tax return.



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.

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