Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events



We are all hoping for the best for 2021!  And to give you something to look forward to, the ABA will be returning to scenic Mountain View, Arkansas for this year's Fall Conference on September 24-25.

This year will be hear from Dr. Jeff Harris and Audrey Sheridan. You can meet our new apiary inspector, and get updates of the state of beekeeping around the state.

We will once again gather at the Ozark Folk Center State Park for a weekend of honey bees, good food and friends, and a little bit of mountain music. The Folk center has reserved all of their cabins for us, so if you try to book on line, they will be blocked out. You'll need to call them at 870-269-3851 and let them know you are with the beekeepers to make a reservation. Many other options for lodging are also available in the area.

View the complete program
and learn about this year's speakers.

Download the registration package
including the honey show rules.

You can register for the meeting in advance, or when you arrive. If you send it in early, your name tag(s) and other materials will be waiting for you at the registration desk. If you do wish to register early, please DO NOT send payment after September 10, to avoid problems with slow delivery.

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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