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To promote effective beekeeping practices through education of members and the general public.

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9/20 - Preparing for winter
10/18 - Kay Heinrich, Airway Heights Correction Center's Beekeeping Program for Inmates
11/ 15 - Joe Geiger demonstrating how to essemble and wire frames
12/20 - Tim Hiatt discussing Beekeeping Liability action in recent WA state legislation and a look at commercial beekeeping
1/17 - Margo Buckles, Ellen Miller, and Jack Miller presenting what they learned at the Dr. Tom Seeley lecture series at the University of Montana: bee communication; feral bees in NY and resistance to Varroa; and bees as a honey factory (this may be divided into two presentations)
2/ 21 - Shari Townsend will talk about what they don't tell you in beekeeping classes
3/20 - Marilyn Geiger and Mary Brodahl discussing Plants for nectar and pollen from Spring through Fall
4/17 - David McMillian will discuss his varied adventures in catch swarms
5/15 - Mike and Bridget Curry will talk about their bee house and their first winter's experience

Membership Benefits:

  • 5% off purchases at Miller's Homestead with proof of current membership 
  • Discount available on selected items at BeeManiacs in-store only with proof of current membership
  • 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 $25 per year per family and are payable in January of each year. Please use the PayPal button below:

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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.