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Scroll down for a list of Washington beekeeping clubs. For an individual beekeeper or bee removal company in Washington, go to the Bee Removal Page and select Washington from the drop-box, or see the Washington Beekeeper Swarm Page

If you know of any Washington beekeeping clubs or Washington beekeeping organizations not listed on these pages, or if the Washington bee group details listed have changed, please go to the Beekeeping Club Form page and send the updated information for inclusion here.

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New beekeepers are often advised to join a local beekeeping groups. I think this is the single most useful thing they can do. It provides an invaluable source of information, instruction, advice and assistance. It is often said that if you ask three beekeepers a question, you'll get at least four opinions, a beekeeping club is a great place to find, and compare those opinions. Most beekeepers are very enthusiastic about what they do and are more than happy to help people just starting out by passing on their years of hard-won experience. Even after more than 20 years of beekeeping I almost always learn something new and useful at a bee meeting.

Usually beekeeping clubs have equipment such as an extractor which can be borrowed or rented when necessary. Even if the club itself doesn't own any equipment, there is often a member who is prepared to lend you something. Often there will be talks and demonstrations which will help clarify some of the confusing things one reads about.

I remember reading, when I first started, about how to catch a swarm using a cardboard box. I was very puzzled, the instructions said to shake the bees off a branch into a box, then turn it over and place the box on the ground. I assumed, wrongly, that the bees would all fall out, but they really don't. I have explained how to do this and then demonstrated this to people, you can see the look of understanding on their faces when they see that the bees cling onto the underside of the box, and crawl upwards on any vertical surface.

You will encounter 'crusty' know-it all beekeepers, I'm planning to be one myself, don't be put off there are all sorts of people in a bee club and you're bound to find someone who you can get along with.

If there are no Washington beekeeping associations in your area I strongly advise you to consider starting one. It's surprising how many people are interested once the word gets around.

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Susanne Weil, Secretary
Email: susanne.beekeeper@gmail.com
Lewis County Beekeepers' Association
Centralia WA98531
Phone: 360-880-8130
Website: www.lewiscountybeekeepers.org
Meeting Dates/Times: 2nd Wednesdays of each month from 7 - 9 p.m; Social time 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Meeting Place: Centralia College, Washington Hall 103, 701 W. Walnut St., Centralia WA 98531.
For directions and to see upcoming speakers, please visit our website. FYI: Our July & December meetings are potlucks ~ for details on times & places, email susanne.beekeeper@gmail.com or call 360-880-8130.

Douglas Penning
Email: 38beespace@gmail.com
Penning Apiaries
Longview WA 98632
Contact Phone: 360-414-1263 / 360-560-1663
Every Fourth Wednesday of the Month

Liz Biggs
E-mail: xenastriker@comcast.net
Kent WA
Subject: Potential Hive Spot
I'm not a beekeeper, so can't collect swarms, however I live on an acreage outside of Kent, WA and have a large field of lavender, as well as a few apple and cherry trees. I am willing to let an interested beekeeper put a few hives on our property for no charge. Email me if you're interested.

Mid-Columbia Beekeepers Association
Contact Name: Chris Kilmer
Tel Number: 509.544.9523
E-mail: budvar@charter.net
URL: http://midcolumbiabeekeepersassociation.webs.com
Tri-Cities WA 99336
Meeting Details: Club is currently meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Detail and location are on the website. Newbees especially welcome!

MT BAKER BKPRS ASSN
Russell J. Deptuch
PO Box 5241
Bellingham, WA 98227
Phone 360-380-5426
Email yachttecbham@aol.com

CLARK CO BKPRS
Wade Henke
Phone: 360-901-5245
E-mail: henkeshoney@aol.com
Website: ccbees.org
Vancouver WA
Brush Prairie, WA 98606

CENTRAL VALLEY BKPRS ASSOC
Arlene Massey
2781 Hornby Rd.
Grandview, WA 98930
Phone 509-882-4601

WESTSOUND BKPRS ASSOC
Basil Gunther
PO Box 245
Indianola, WA 98342
Phone 360-297-5075
Email president@westsoundbees.org
www.westsoundbees.org

COWLITZ CO BKPRS ASSN
Fran Boucher
101 Greenwood Court
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone 360-425-4863
Email boucher_fran@yahoo.com

PUGET SOUND BEE ASSN
Ambra Wadley
13623 SE 232nd St.
Kent, WA 98042
Phone 253-638-9112
Email aswadley@msn.com
www pugetsoundbees.org

Skagit Valley Beekeepers Association
Contact: Brad Raspet, Secretary
Tel: 360-708-9424
E-mail: brad.raspet@gmail.com
Web Site: http://skagitvalleybeekeepers.org
1229 Eaglemont Pl
Vernon Washington 98274
Skagit Farmers Supply Admin. Building, 1833 Park Ln, Burlington, WA When: 2nd Thursday of each month (except for March, July, Aug. & Dec.)

OLYMPIA BKPRS ASSN
Bob Bower
2448 Madonna Beach Rd NW
Olympia, WA 98502-9213
Phone 360-866-7708

PIERCE CO BKPRS ASSN
Dave Stokesberry
10622 64th Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98373

NW DIST BKRPS
Lawrence Oberholtzer
8127 20th St.
S. E. Everett, WA 98205
Phone 425-397-0463

INLAND EMPIRE BKPRS ASSN
Linda Carney
4511 S. Freya
Spokane, WA 99223
Fax 509-448-0414

WA STATE BKPRS ASSOC
Linda Carney
4511 S Freya
Spokane, WA 98212
Phone 509-448-0417
Email tlclimo@yahoo.com
www.wasba.org

STANWOOD-CAMANO BKPRS ASSOC
Dave Austin
7924 Lakewood Rd
Stanwood, WA 98292
Phone 360-652-8258
Email beekeepers@stanwood-camanobeekeepers.com
www.stanwood-camanobeekeepers.com

WASHINGTON PROFESSIONAL
Chester Ferguson
417 E 'Q' St
Yakima, WA 98901


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