Members benefit from:

  • An annual conference

  • A quarterly newsletter – the WAS Journal*

  • A Research Fund

  • The James Smith Scholarship Fund

  • A growing website communicating information, resources, and events

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

  • Links and voting privileges for affiliated associations

  • 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.


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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