Western Apicultural Society Award Winners

I am very pleased to announce this year's Western Apicultural Society of North America awardees!

The Society's Outstanding Contribution to Beekeeping award goes to Les Crowder, long time beekeeper, educator and activist. 
The Society's Thurber Award for Inventiveness goes to TJ Carr, a top bar beekeeper, mentor and fabricator in Albuquerque. 
The Presidential awards for Outstanding Contribution to Beekeeping go to Santa Fe beekeepers, Steve Wall and Kate Whealen and Albuquerque beekeeper, Jessie Brown. 
Each of these individuals has demonstrated above average efforts to help educate and promote positive beekeeping efforts in our Land of Enchantment. 
The awardees will be honored, Friday, October 18th at the WAS banquet dinner (6:30pm) at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, NM. 
Tickets for the banquet can be purchased at the WAS conference registration table Wed-Friday. 
Come out to honor and to celebrate these local stewards who have made it possible for all of us to keep bees in the City Different and in the Duke City and beyond!
Congrats to the awardees....as President of WAS, and as a local professional, I salute and honor these individuals for their positive contributions over the years. 
Melanie Kirby
WAS President


*Western Apicultural Society Conference October 16-19th @ the historic La Fonda Hotel on the Plaza 

Santa Fe, New Mexico-- For more info and to register, visit: http://ucanr.edu/sites/was2

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