About Us

We are a NYS Not for Profit Incorporated association of beekeepers located in Western New York which includes regions as far East as Rochester, North to Lake Ontario, West to Lake Erie, and South to the Pennsylvania border. Our association includes hobbyists as well as commercial beekeepers. Our organization’s Constitution can be found HERE.

If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper, please attend an upcoming meeting.

Floyd Wigler Grant

Named after a dedicated president and member of the WNYHPI, a fund was established to provide grants to support research projects that help honey bees survive and thrive in health. For more information, click here.

Educational Hive

The WNYHP, Inc. (our club) is the proud owner of a Brushy Mountain educational hive. For those of you who have never seen one, it is a “bee-free” replica of what an actual hive body would look like. All of the comb, queen, worker bees, brood, honey, etc. is shown on the frames in realistic picture form. This educational hive is available for ANY WNYHPI MEMBER (paid current in dues) to use for purposes such as speaking engagements, presentations, and other functions.

For inquiries on using the hive for demonstrations and events, contact Doug Ford at president@wnyhpi.org.

Online Forum

A new online forum has been established called the “BUZZ”. This is an open forum, anyone can read the posts, however only members can post to the forums. This is a place that you can go to post questions, read answers and talk with other club members online. There is also a chat room linked to the forum called “The Hive” where you can real time chat with other beekeepers or line up guest speakers to host a chat for members.

You will need to sign up for a free account. After filling out the registration, another window will open enabling you to email the webmaster. Please include your name and email address along with your desired username. A generic password will be sent to you that you can change once you log in. To gain access to the online forum and chatroom, click HERE