Welcome to the Vashon Island Beekeepers Association (VIBA)

VIBA operates as nonprofit volunteer organization.

All VIBA business is conducted via the Google Email Group and the VIBA Facebook Page. Please join these communications forums if you are interested. The Facebook Page contains a calendar of events.

If you are interested in becoming a new beekeeper, you may find Randy Oliver's no-nonsense introduction to beekeeping instructive, as well as Rusty Burley's overview of what to expect. Successful beekeepers see their time with the bees as a lifelong learning experience, full of surprises and rewards.

It is very important to know is that, like any livestock, bees require ongoing care and management to thrive.

If you want to join or support VIBA, please attend one of the meetings (at the club apiary or at the senior center in the winter, for details check the Facebook calendar), or print and fill out your membership form and send it (due February of each year) to John McCoy, VIBA Treasurer, 13609 SW 220th Street Vashon, WA 98070.

VIBA is a volunteer-run club and it relies on its members to maintain the club hives and the club apiary. Members are expected to volunteer in support of the apiary/hives.