CENTRAL WASHINGTON BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES YOU

Honey Bee Education For All

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WHO WE ARE

Our Roots

Founded in 2010, the CWBA is a non-profit organization determined to make a positive impact on local beekeeping efforts through education and outreach.  Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our belief: that with the right care and consideration, honey bee colonies can thrive in our community.

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WHAT WE DO

Help Local Beekeepers Help Their Bees

MONTHLY MEETINGS

(EXCEPT DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS;

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Our general meetings are free, open to the public and held the first Tuesday of each month from 6p-8p (come early to socialize!) at the WSU Extension Office in Union Gap (2403 S. 18th Street; behind TJMaxx).  Meetings focus on the educational program of the month but are also terrific forums for getting your honey bee questions answered.

APIARY FIELD DAYS

& BEEKEEPING CLASSES

The CWBA has an apiary at the Yakima Area Arboretum where we typically host (during non-COVID times) Field Days for our paid members a couple times a year.  These lively events feature experienced beekeepers teaching relevant hands-on inspection techniques.  We also (again, during non-COVID times) teach Beginning Beekeeping and Equipment classes at the Arboretum.

PUBLIC OUTREACH

With this initiative, our goal is to promote honey bee understanding amongst the general public.  We can be found at many local events (during non-COVID times) such as the Central Washington State Fair, Yakima Area Arboretum's Arbor Day Festival and we frequently give schoolroom presentations.  Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

 
Beekeeper with Honeycomb

Quote

Isaac Watts

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!