The Western Arkansas Eastern Oklahoma Beekeeper’s Association was founded in 1968.

The purpose of this association is the protection and preservation of the honeybee. To accomplish that goal, we put an emphasis on education of the public in the value of the honeybee as a pollinator and the perils that it now faces, education of the novice bee- keeper in proper management of a colony, and education of the experienced beekeeper in new concepts and practices while providing a forum through which they can pass their knowledge and experience to the next generation.