Arkansas Beekeepers Association

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2016 Fall Conference in Mountain View, AR

Our ABA Fall Beekeeping Conference will be held November 4-5 this year, and is generously co-sponsored by Wicwas Press. Our featured speakers this fall will include popular speakers, authors and researchers with a wealth of knowledge to share with us. Make your plans now to join us for a weekend of hospitality in the scenic ozarks, and expand your beekeeping knowledge with Dr. Larry Connor and Dr. Diana Sammataro.

Diana Sammataro  Larry Connor

Check out this year's program to learn more about our speakers and their presentations. You can also register for the meeting, renew your dues, and review the rules for the annual honey contest. You can also download all the information in one big package.

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Fall 2016 Meetign Package
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We will be meeting again at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas. The cabins at Dry Creek Lodge fill up fast, so make your reservations early. (They reserve a block of rooms for us, so be sure to call and say you are with the beekeepers!) There are plenty of other lodging options in the area too.


  IMPORTANT: Last year's fall meeting was a door-buster, with quite a few people forced to sit in the aisles or stand in the back. To accommodate our growing membership, the good folks at the OFC have moved our meeting to the big auditorium on the other side of the park (see it on the map). Do not show up at the smaller auditorium where we have met in the past! Parking, as always, may be limited. Remember that you can park in the big lot at the bottom of the mountain, and take advantage of the free shuttle that will bring you right to the door.

The ABA appreciates all the vendors who take the time to set up shop at our meetings.

Wicwas Press Central Beekeepers Supply SWABKS Bemis Bee Supply Hortz Hive Walter T. Kelley

If you would like a vendor space at our next meeting, contact the ABA President.

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

The ABA will head to southeast Arkansas for our next Spring Conference. We will meet at the UA Community College in Hope, Arkansas, March 10-11, 2017. The ABA is already working with local Beekeepers in that past 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.

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 such as David Burns, Janet Carson, Phil Craft, Keith Delaplane, Marion Ellis, Jamie Ellis, Jeff Harris, Jerry Hayes, Tammy Horn, Charlotte Hubbard, Paul Jackson, Yong Park, Stephen Repasky, Gary Reuter, 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, to 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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