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Washington State Beekeepers Association serves hobbyist and professional Beekeepers in Washington State. Our mission is to help local beekeeping organizations, assist the agricultural community, promote beekeeping and bee products and more.

 

4-H Essay Contest for 2017: Managed Pollinator Protection Plans

The 4-H Essay Contest for 2017 is sponsored by The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.  The 2017 4-H essay contest topic is: How Can MP3 (Managed Pollinator Protection Plan) More Effectively Protect Honey Bees from Pesticide Exposure?” Beekeeping has had its five minutes of fame for the past five years. Now more than ever, people are asking “What will happen if the bees are gone?” Your paper should research and help answer this … [Read More...]

4-H Essay Contest for 2017: Managed Pollinator Protection Plans

The 4-H Essay Contest for 2017 is sponsored by The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.  The 2017 4-H essay contest topic is: How Can MP3 (Managed Pollinator Protection Plan) More Effectively Protect Honey Bees from Pesticide Exposure?” Beekeeping has had its five minutes of fame for the past five years. Now more than ever, people are asking “What will happen if the bees are gone?” Your paper should research and help answer this … [Read More...]

Annual Membership Meeting November 19, 2016

The annual membership meeting will be held on November 19, 2016 at 10am. The meeting will be held as a teleconference/webinar. Washington State Beekeepers’ Association Annual Meeting: November 19, 2016 Connection details for telephone and computer participation will be published two weeks before the meeting. AGENDA: Approval of Minutes from September, 2016 WASBA Board Meeting President’s Report Treasurer’s Report Committee … [Read More...]

Are bees intelligent?

By Anne Buchanan The full aritcle is here :http://ecodevoevo.blogspot.ca/2014/06/are-bees-intelligent.html The other day, Ken and I had coffee with a couple of philosophers who spend their time thinking about philosophy of the mind.  What is consciousness?  Do non-human organisms have consciousness?  What is intelligence?  How do we make decisions?  What about ants?  These are hard questions to answer, perhaps even unanswerable, but … [Read More...]

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Register Your Hives (2017)

Please register your hives with the Washington State Department of Agriculture by April 1st to take advantage of state tax exemptions. Link to the registration form: Apiary Registration form     This is an excerpt from the Honey Bee Work Group report dated December 12, 2014 convened by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). […]

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WSBA Store

Come buy all sorts of crazy and fun items to help WSBA enhance its mission to support beekeepers. The link to the Find our t-shirts, hats, made in Washington labels and totes at the WSBA Store. Also, we have a small For Sale section.