If you are interested in helping with this year’s Western Apicultural Society conference taking place October 16-19th at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, I’ll be attending the Saturday session of the NMBKA annual meeting and would like to get everyone interested to review the committee categories.

This conference will be what we make it! WAS is bringing some top notch information from around the globe. WAS is also inviting area beekeepers to share their stories with a diverse and engaging audience.

At this first planning session, I’d like to invite everyone to discuss theme, presentations and speaker suggestions, awards, gifts, advertising, tours, banquet, entertainment……and all the details of putting on a successful conference.

If you have a specific idea in mind that you think might incorporate well into the WAS agenda, please share. So far, we are including an art opening and exhibit for benefiting local pollinator programs and projects and also a kids’ program.


If you can’t make the NMBKA meeting and are interested in helping, email me at to sign up for a committee.



Melanie Kirby

President- Western Apicultural Society

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