Western Australian Apiarists' Society



The Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (WAAS) is an incorporated not for profit association whose members are beekeepers and people simply interested in bees.  Some members 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.

New WAAS Chapters operate in regional Western Australia, covering the Greater Bunbury region, and the Margaret River region. Link to our Chapters page for more information and contact details for these groups.

For more information, please contact us.

COVID-19 Response

In the interests of our members' health, WAAS has decided to cancel all monthly meetings, training events and will not be promoting bee buddy events for the foreseeable future, effective immediately.  The WAAS Committee is concerned for the health and well-being of its members and is complying with the Government’s recommendations of social distancing and avoiding large public gatherings.

The WAAS Committee will continue to meet via an on-line platform and plans to use this time to  work behind the scenes on additional bee-keeping training workshops and a members’ section on the WAAS website.  Smoke Signals will continue to be published and we will be seeking enhancements such as short videos on bee-keeping updates.

Members are encourage to follow WA Health advice for information and updates, practice social distancing and hand hygiene.

We hope you stay well and we look forward to resuming our member meetings after the COVID-19 response.

Join us now

If you would like to join our organisation please click on the link below. This link will also allow you to join the  mailing list for our Smoke Signals newsletter.


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