Who we are

Our goals are to teach and encourage better methods among the beekeepers of Southern Arizona (Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz), to promote cooperation and sharing, to reach a common understanding regarding our problems and their solutions, and to stimulate the interest of the general public in the advantages and benefits of beekeeping.

We encourage the study and research in Apiculture with an eye towards better methodology, increased production, public safety and improved marketing.

We participate in outreach activities including special events and visiting schools to teach and inform the general public relating to honey bees and the beekeeping industry.

If you have any questions about what we do, our mission or just general beekeeping questions, please reach out.


Will Fitz

Vice President
Monica King

Cheryl Dierks

Edita Smrcinova

Program Chair

Technology Assistant 

Michael Shipman

Ashley Gerhart

Carl Hilber
Susan McClintock
Celeste Gambill