Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events

2014 Spring Beekeeping ConferenceSwarm Essentials Book

This year's Spring Conference will be March 7-8 in Fayetteville, at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center. Our keynote speaker will be master beekeeper and author Stephen Repasky from Pittsburgh, PA. He is the president of Burgh Bees, a organization working to promote responsible urban beekeeping, and is a popular speaker on many beekeeping topics. He also owns Meadow Sweet Apiaries, and is the author of the new book Swarm Essentials. Our line-up includes a number of other speakers and topics. Download the program for details (PDF).

Conference registration is $25 for ABA members, and $35 for non-members. You may download the registration form to pre-pay, or bring it to the meeting. Make plans to join your fellow beekeepers for springtime in the Ozarks! Click here to locate area lodging.

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

Annual Fall Meeting in Mountain View

The Arkansas Beekeepers Association holds its Annual 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 stay for the annual business meeting as well.

Make your plans to attend! Cabins at the Dry Creek Lodge fill up quickly, so make your reservations early. Call 800-264-3655 to book your room. 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.

Our past conferences have hosted many great speakers including David Burns, Phil Craft, Keith Delaplane, Marion Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Charlotte Hubbard, Paul Jackson, Gary Reuter, Audrey Sheridan, Don 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!