P. F. Thurber Award for Inventiveness
A great honor to be recognized by the Western Apicultural Society of North America (WAS) for their P.F. Thurber award for developing the Eco Bee Box & Mini Urban Beehive Publication for "INVENTIVENESS". This award was given in September 2017 at UC Davis, California.
The Western Apicultural Society is a regional club with a focus area consisting of the North West Territories, to the Mexico border, from the eastern border of Colorado to the Hawaiian islands. WAS for short was first began 40 years ago, as this conference was its anniversary. Each year a conference site is picked, this year was back to where the first conference was held at UC Davis. Go to the WAS website.
Each year a new location is chosen. Each state and province in this geographical region has a representative. If your State or Province does not have a representative on the WAS board, suggest one. Each bee organization should have a representative at WAS. The focus of WAS is backyard beekeeping. Joining WAS is inexpensive and a benefit to all backyard beekeepers using whatever method they choose. At the UC Davis Entomology Apiary, there were numerous types of beehives being tested and used - just as backyard beekeepers are currently using. Where else can a beekeeper go for an experience like this? Top-bar hive, plastic hive, Styrofoam hive, European rotating brood hive, Warre hive, Longbox, Mini Hive, Horizontal hive, Flow Hive, Double brood nest hive, and others.
Best of State Awards: Most Innovative Company of the Year - Eco Bee Box
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