Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events


Another Great Fall Conference in Mountain View, AR

Our ABA Fall Beekeeping Conference was held November 4-5, 2016, and was generously co-sponsored by Wicwas Press. Our featured guests included popular speakers, authors and researchers Dr. Larry Connor and Dr. Diana Sammataro.

Diana Sammataro  Larry Connor

If you missed the meeting, you missed out! But great things are being planned for 2017! More information will be posted here as the dates get closer. Mark your calendars now and save these dates:

2017 Spring Beekeeping Conference: March 10-11, 2017, Hope, Arkansas

The ABA will head to southeast Arkansas for our next Spring Conference. We will see you at the UA Community College in Hope, Arkansas, March 10-11, 2017. The ABA is already working with local Beekeepers in that part of the state to make it happen. If you have suggestions to make it great, visit with your local ABA regional director about your ideas.

2017 Fall Beekeeping Conference: October 27-28, 2017, Little Rock, Arkansas

The ABA will be moving its next Fall conference to a more central location next time. We will meet at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Little Rock. We are already busy lining up some more great speakers. As always, your ABA officers would love to hear your suggestions and ideas for future meetings and events.

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

  Central Beekeepers Supply SWABKS 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, including David Burns, Janet Carson, Larry Connor, Phil Craft, Keith Delaplane, Marion Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Jeff Harris, 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, Tim Tucker, 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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