Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events


2018 Spring Beekeeping Conference

This year's Spring ABA Conference will be held February 23-24 at the Harding University Campus in Searcy, Arkansas.

You may choose to stay at the Heritage Inn, right on the campus, and convenient to the meeting. Many other lodging and dining options are available nearby.

Our special guest speakers this spring will be Ralph "Buddy" May from South Carolina, and David Burns from Illinois. Both of our guests are hardworking, practical, full-time beekeepers, with lots of wisdom, tips and tricks to share with us about their experience and success in the bee business. Browse the program to see what they will be talking about. You may download the meeting registration form and mail it in before February 15, or bring it to the meeting. See you there!

RAlph Buddy May & David Burns

2018 spring program   2018 spring meeting registration form
download the Spring 2018 program   registration form

See you there!

2017 Fall Beekeeping Conference

The 2017 ABA Fall Conference was held October 27-28 in Little Rock. Our special guest speakers were Dr. Jim Tew and Dr. Dewey Caron. These two authors and long-time beekeepers kept us both informed and entertained all weekend. We thank them both for their time and wisdom!

The ABA appreciates the vendors who take the time to set up shop at
our meetings. Please support your local beekeeping companies!

Dadant SWABKS Apiary Beekeepign Supplies Central Beekeepers Supply Bemis Bee Supply

If you would like a vendor space at our next meeting, contact the ABA President.

The ABA strives to invite interesting and popular guest speakers from around the country to share their ideas and experiences on honey bees and beekeeping with you.

Our past conferences have hosted many great speakers from aroudn the state and across the country, including David Burns, Dewey Caron, Janet Carson, Kasey Cole, Larry Connor, Phil Craft, Keith Delaplane, Marion Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Ann Harmon, Jeff Harris, Billy Hummer, Jerry Hayes, Tammy Horn, Charlotte Hubbard, Paul Jackson, Yong Park, Stephen Repasky, Gary Reuter, Diana Sammataro, Leo Sharaskin, Audrey Sheridan, Tom Seeley, Landi Simone, Donald Steinkraus, Alan Szalanski, Jim Tew, Tim Tucker, Amy Weeks, Dave Westervelt, Jon Zawislak, Yu Cheng Zhu, and others.

Don't miss another great chance to hear the latest news, updated methods, and cutting-edge research in beekeeping. And of course, meet and visit with beekeepers from all around our state and beyond! Mark your calendars for the next ABA conference!

Do you have suggestions for guest speakers you would like to hear? Your ABA officers would love to hear your ideas!

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