Puget Sound Beekeepers Association (PSBA) was founded in 1948 and exists to promote common interest and general welfare of beekeeping, to protect honey bees, to educate beekeepers, encourage good bee management practices, and to encourage good relations between beekeepers and the public.

Puget Sound Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the beekeeping community in the greater Seattle and King County areas.

PSBA Bylaws 2018

You can read a bit about our history and origins on UW’s Botanic Gardens Website.

PSBA offers the following:

  • Monthly meetings with expert speakers (free and open to the public)
  • Community Education through PSBA neighborhood beekeepers, presentations at schools, garden clubs and other organizations
  • Honey sales at local events and fairs
  • Beekeeping classes
  • Hands On Learning at Apiary work parties (if you don’t have a hive yet – this is a great opportunity to get some experience)

PSBA Members enjoy:

  • Honey Extractor rentals
  • Honey bee disease testing (sampling)
  • Opportunity to participate in PSBA beekeeping research studies
  • Discounts on beekeeping publications
  • Voting privileges for officer and trustee selection

Membership and Meetings:

  • Annual membership is a $20 (PSBA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Membership dues are are tax-deductible as allowed by law.) Join or Renew today!
  • PSBA meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, excluding July, November, and December. A beekeeper lesson is offered at 6:30pm and main presentation starts at 7:30pm. Meetings are at the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum. Click here for list of speakers!

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