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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

Hands On Class Dates


 Class Dates

Hands On in the Apiary:  Saturday 4/13/24, 11:00am
Package Day has arrived. We will demonstrate how to install packages at the apiary. This will give you enough time to retrieve your packages and install them at your apiary.
WHAT:  Bee Package Installation
WHEN:  Saturday, 4/13/24 at 11am
WHERE:  WPBA Apiary, 1022 W San Salvador, Medical Lake
WHAT TO BRING:  Clothing to work with bees (jacket, hood, gloves)
Please note that you will be working with bees. There is the possibility that you will be stung. If you believe that you may have issues but still wish to come, we highly recommend that you bring an EpiPen or its equivalent.
Before you come, you will want to set up your apiary. Things to remember when doing so -
  • Location, location, location
  • Does the entrance face south or east? 
  • Is it somewhere where it won't be impacted by moisture? 
  • Is there access to water?
  • Is there space behind the hives for you to work?
  • Is/are the hive(s) easily accessible to you, the beekeepers?
  • Is/are the hive(s) off the ground?
  • Do you have the equipment you need?
Remember, we are here to help you, so please reach out to WPBA if you have questions!



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!


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.


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

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