Washington State Beekeepers Association (WASBA)

The WASBA was created specifically to serve Washington State Beekeepers in the following areas:

  • To help maintain vibrant local beekeeping organizations
  • To assist the agricultural community
  • To improve relations between Beekeepers, Government Agencies, and the Public
  • To promote Beekeeping and bee products in the State of Washington and abroad
  • To promote and maintain industry connections at the state, national, and international level
  • To collectively represent all Beekeepers of Washington State
  • To promote and enhance academic research into beekeeping practice in the State of Washington

Join WASBA here.

WA State State Dept. of Agriculture, Apiaries Division

WSDA provides pesticide applicators with information on preventing bee poisonings, works with pesticide manufacturers to include pollinator protection statements on their pesticide labels, and enforces legal requirements for protecting these valuable insects.

Please also consider registering your hives with WSDA – this is for anyone in WA state who manages hives.

Apiary registration and more can be found here.

Northwest District Beekeepers Association (NWDBA)

The mission of the NWDBA is to promote interest in honey bees and beekeeping throughout the northwest district of western Washington, and, in particular, Snohomish County. Our Meetings are open to the public, free of charge.

Meeting Information:

Date:

Second Tuesday of each month

Time:

“Bee’ginner Hour” starts @ 6 pm with a guest speaker starting @ 7 pm.

Location:

1305 Pine Avenue
Snohomish, WA United States
(Held @ Christ the King Church)

Join the NWDBA here.

The Xerces Society

The Xerces Society is a science-based conservation organization, working with diverse partners including scientists, land managers, educators, policymakers, farmers, and citizens.  By using applied researchengaging in advocacyproviding educational resources, and addressing policy implications, we endeavor to make meaningful long-term conservation a reality.

Our core programs focus on habitat conservation and restoration, species conservation, protecting pollinators, contributing to watershed health, and reducing harm to invertebrates from pesticide use.

The Xerces Society listing of pollinator plants for the Maritime Northwest can be downloaded here.

Donate to the Xerces Soceity here.

Visit the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation page here.

NW Honeybee Habitat Restoration

The mission of the NW Honeybee Habitat Restoration non-profit is to plant as much pesticide free honeybee habitat and pollinator pathways as we can to help create urban safe zones for pollinators which will help fight habitat loss and provide much-needed pesticide-free forage. We also provide public education and unwanted honeybee swarm removal and relocation.

Consider volunteering or donating here.