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Welcome to the West Plains Beekeepers Association!

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  • To educate members and the general public concerning healthy beekeeping practices.
  • To train beekeepers in practical, successful and responsible practices of raising healthy honey bee colonies and harvesting honey through formal classes, public presentation, and general sharing of ideas and experiences.
  • To increase public awareness of the importance of honey bees to our environment, ecology and food production.
  • To collaborate as appropriate with other organizations with similar goals, in the collection and sharing of data and experiences.
  • To assist in obtaining Washington State bee certification and/or register beekeeping activities.

Interested in Becoming a Member?  Read more below

Spring 2016 Class Dates

March 5th, 12th, 17th. (10a.m.- 2p.m. Saturday classes)
Where: Pizza Factory, 123 S Broad St, Medical Lake
Register: Sherry Hession (509) 464-0490
Cost: $35 per family includes handout. To make sure you have a place, you can use the PayPal button below or send a check payable to: West Plains Beekeepers Assoc., PO Box 134, Medical Lake, Washington 99022 
*There is  an additional $20.00 charge for those wishing to take the Washington State Apprentice Beekeepers Exam .

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Membership Benefits:

  • 5% off purchases at Miller's Homestead with current membership card
  • Discount available at BeeManiacs with current membership card
  • Free enrollment for special classes
  • Eligible for Swarmcatchers List
  • Contact us for more information!


With Membership to the WPBA you receive the benefits to the left. Dues are $20 per year per family and are payable in January of each year. Please use the PayPal button below:


The West Plains Beekepeers Association is a 501C3 corporation and donations are tax deductable.  Funds are used to support our educational outreach activities as well as honeybee research and are a way for anyone, beekeeper or not,  to help honeybees and pollinators in an increasingly difficult environment.

West Plains Beekeepers Association is a 501C3 Corporation made up primarily of hobbyist beekeepers.

© West Plains Beekeepers Association 2016