Western Australian Apiarists’ Society
Some members of the Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (WAAS) are professional or ex-professional beekeepers, but most have a small number of hives and could be best described as hobbyists. WAAS was founded in 1953. It is the second oldest beekeeping association in Australia, and with around 800 members is one of, if not the largest in Australia. WAAS is managed by an elected committee of members and relies on volunteers for many of its activities. WAAS provides training courses for members for an additional cost and the opportunity for members to subsequently gain practice in working with bees in its apiary of ten hives in Kensington. WAAS also supports a network of bee buddy groups, which enable members to meet informally to learn and help each other and of course to enjoy each others company.
Beekeeping is something you can do from home – it’s an important part of protecting our pollinators!
If you would like to join WAAS or find out more, get in touch with them today!