Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events


Fall 2020 ABA Conference Suspended

The ABA Board of Directors has reluctantly decided to suspend this year's fall conference. Plans were being made to return to one of our favorite meeting sites at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the park has canceled all music events and other large gatherings. The decision was difficult, but it was made based on many practical and safety concerns.

We hope to see everyone together again in 2021!

If you have ideas or suggestions for speakers, topics, or venues for our future meetings, please contact your area director and let your voice be heard!

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

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 presenter from around the state and across the country. Our past speakers include David Burns, Dewey Caron, Janet Carson, Kasey Cole, Larry Connor, Phil Craft, Keith Delaplane, Marion Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Leslie Fowler, Greg Hannaford, Ann Harmon, Jeff Harris, Allen Hays, Samantha Hewett, Billy Hummer, Jerry Hayes, Tammy Horn, Charlotte Hubbard, Paul Jackson, Hilary Kearney, Ed Levi, Ralph May, Yong Park, Freddy Proni, Stephen Repasky, Gary Reuter, Diana Sammataro, Leo Sharaskin, Audrey Sheridan, Tom Seeley, Landi Simone, Donald Steinkraus, Alan Szalanski, Jim Tew, Tim Tucker, Dennis vanEngelsdorp, 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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