Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events


2015 Spring Beekeeping Conference

Jerry HayesThe next ABA Spring Conference will be March 6-7, 2015, in Little Rock, at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Auditorium. Our main speakers will be Jerry Hayes, as well as others to be announced.

More details will be posted here closer to the date.


Lots of vendors will be there too! If you need something special, call and order ahead!


Fall Meeting in Mountain View

The Arkansas Beekeepers Association holds its Annual Fall Meeting on the second weekend of October each year at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in beautiful Mountain View. Come to socialize with your fellow beekeepers and hear great presentations from our speakers. Members are encouraged to attend the annual business meeting as well.

Make your plans to join us! Cabins at the Dry Creek Lodge fill up quickly, so make your reservations early. A block of rooms has been reserved for those attending this meeting, so if you try to reserve your room online, their website may not show any available. Call 800-264-3655 to book your room, and mention that you will be attending the ABA meeting to get a special rate! Other lodging options are available around the area.

Membership dues may be paid at the meeting along with meeting registration fee.


The ABA strives to invite interesteing 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 such as David Burns, Phil Craft, Keith Delaplane, Marion Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Charlotte Hubbard, Paul Jackson, Stephen Repasky, Gary Reuter, Audrey Sheridan, Donald Steinkraus, Alan Szalanski, Dave Westervelt, Jon Zawislak, and others. Don't miss a great chance to hear the latest news and research in beekeeping, and to meet and visit with beekeepers from all around the state!