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Members benefit from:

  • Free Monthly Zoom webinar mini-conferences with National and Internationally known speakers.

  • Free access to 2023 mini-conference recordings containing a wealth of bee keeping knowledge.

  • The James Smith Scholarship Fund..

  • A growing website communicating information, resources, and events about beekeeping in the Western U.S. and Canada.

  • Social media and newsletter platforms for sharing news relevant to bees and beekeeping.

  • Links and voting privileges for affiliated associations..

  • A Research Fund...

  • An annual conference (planned late September 2023 in Calgary Alberta) Bonus beekeeper pride, knowing you’re supporting WAS, a nonprofit organization committed to furthering education in the region.


Membership in the Western Apicultural Society is on an annual basis. You can use the form on this page to sign up or renew your membership. Alternatively, you may also download and print the WAS Membership Form, and mail it to:

Western Apicultural Society
Attn: Membership
PO Box 5274
Twin Falls ID 83303


New members are first-time; returning members are renewing, even if there has been a lapse in membership over time.

Payment details

Online: we are happy to accept payment via Paypal, credit card, or debit card. Please use the link on this page after you submit the online registration form.

Regular mail: If you do not wish to complete registration online through the Paypal site, please mail a check, payable in US funds, to the above mailing address.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS (Updated March 9th, 2022)
Note: You will receive an additional year membership if you paid $60 for an individual 2022 membership



Individuals or families who wishes to join the Society.  Voting privileges are included.



Open to all students - young to advanced research studies - Voting privileges are excluded.



An association includes clubs and organizations of beekeepers in the United States and Canada, primarily in the western area. We recommend that associations share the access link with a maximum of 5 of their members (you will get access to all the recordings). This is to help us manage the attendees at our webinars. Our mandate is also to bring groups and beekeepers together from all over.



A business entity associated with beekeeping for profit that contributes a specified amount or more to further the educational programs of the Society.  Such membership shall have voting privileges, limited to one person who represents the business.


Event Sponsorship

Sponsor help us cover some of our Zoom Webinar license and IT fees as well as help us add funds to our research fund. So what's in it for you. We currently have over 300 members and a Mailchimp distribution list of just over 1,500 people. As a sponsor we will add your logo to our event profile and registration form. We will also present your services and/or products during our monthly webinar events. If you like we can give you the floor 3-4 minutes to present yourself. Thanks a bunch!!



An individual who contributes a specified amount or more to the Society.  Includes a ten-year membership with all its privileges, including voting.  The distinction between “Benefactor” and “Patron” shall be determined by the Board, from time to time, as a part of the annual dues structure.


WAS Patrons

Gayle McCutchen

Randy Oliver

WAS Benefactors

Strong Microbials Inc

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