Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events


2018 Fall ABA Conference coming up

Your executive board is already planning the 2018 fall conference for a location in Central Arkansas. The meeting is set for October 25-27, 2018. Mark your calendar now and save those dates! Check back here for more details as the program comes together.

Get involved If you have suggestions for potential guest speakers, workshop topics, or other ways to imporove our meetings, please share your suggestions with the ABA board members and your local directors.

2018 Spring Beekeeping Conference

This 2018 Spring ABA Conference was held February 23-24 at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Our special guest speakers this time were Ralph "Buddy" May from South Carolina, and David Burns from Illinois. Both of our guests are hardworking, practical, full-time beekeepers shared lots of wisdom, tips and tricks about their experience and success in the bee business. If you missed this meeting, you missed out!

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, Ralph May, 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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