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2018 Fall ABA Conference Coming Up

The ABA executive board is planning the 2018 Fall Conference. This year the meeting will be expanded to 3 days! We will meet Friday-Sunday, October 26-28, in Little Rock. Mark your calendar now and save those dates! Check back here for more details as the program comes together.

Get involved! Planning is already undeway, but if you have suggestions for potential guest speakers, workshop topics, or other ways to imporove our meetings, please share your ideas with the ABA board members and your local directors.

The program details and registration information will be posted here soon!

Recent 2018 ABA Spring Meeting in Searcy

This year's Spring ABA Conference was held at Harding University Campus in Searcy, Arkansas. Our special guest speakers this spring were Ralph "Buddy" May from South Carolina, and David Burns from Illinois.   RAlph Buddy May & David Burns

Both of these hardworking, practical, full-time beekeepers, shared lots of wisdom, tips and tricks with us about their experience and success in the bee business. Thanks to all of our apeakers, and the ABA executive board for putting together another great conference!

Beekeeping Classes Offered

Bemis Honey Bee Farm offers multiple beginner and advanced classes for beekeepers on a variety of topics. Check their website for details.

The UA Cooperative Extension Service offers beekeeping short courses all around the state. These free classes can be a great way for new beekeepers to become familiar with the basics, or as a refresher course for experienced beekeepers. Check the current schedule of upcoming classes to locate one near you. If there are no classes scheduled nearby, visit with your local County Extension office and let them know of your interest.


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