About Us & Membership


Our Goal: 

We have come together to share our joys and frustrations as we attempt to raise honeybees. Honeybees are the only semi-feral livestock classified as a herd animal that is an insect. We hope to provide a forum for education in beekeeping, to provide networking for all members of the bee enthusiast community, to promote beekeeping as a beneficial activity, and to establish and preserve western Colorado as a beekeeping friendly zone.

Did you know beekeepers have no legal ownership once the bees leave their hives to seek out and gather nectar, pollen, and water. 

Questions? Comments? Would you like to join our group or get more information about beekeeping? We hold regular meetings each month, and you do not have to be a member to try us out. Please feel free to contact us! 

2024-25  Board Members

President: Jason McManus

Vice-President: Tracy Roberts

Secretary: Brenda Goodwin

Treasurer: Kira Goodwin

Media Officer: Doug Laes

Board Members serve a term of 2 years. Elections are held in September of odd numbered years

Yearly Membership dues are $25.00 for individual and $40.00 for a family. (Reduced if signing up after July)

Yearly Membership follows the calendar year and runs January to December. 

Paid membership to WCBA includes membership the the Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA). 

To join simply fill out our Membership Form and Online Payment

If you are uncomfortable with online forms or payments, contact a board member at a meeting and they will be happy to assist.

Please make checks payable to the Western Colorado Beekeepers Association.

Western Colorado Beekeepers Association

P.O. Box 2954

Grand Junction, CO 81502

Club member and Former President Jack Moore working with the Club's top bar hive.

Club member's at one of the monthly meetings.