Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events


2018 Fall ABA Conference in Little Rock: October 26-28.

The Arkansas Beekeepers Association 2018 Fall Conference was held October 26-28, in Little Rock. The program included presentations, demonstrations and special events with our keynote speakers Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Allen Hays and Greg Hannaford, as well as numerous sessions with local experts on a variety of topics.

The silent auction rasied money for the ABA, and there were many entries in this year's honey show, as well as participants in our first honey exchange. This year we expanded our conference to three days, and included break-out sessions for both new and experienced beekeepers.

We elected soem new officers for the executive board, who are already talking about how to make the next conference a success. If you have ideas or suggestiosn for speakers, topics, or venues for our future meetings, please contact your area director and let your voce 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 speakers 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, Greg Hannaford, Ann Harmon, Jeff Harris, Allen Hays, 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, 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!

PDF Reader All of the downloadable documents on our web site are presented in PDF format. If you are unable to open or read these files, you may need to install or update the PDF reader software on your computer.