Arkansas Beekeepers Association Logo
Arkansas Grown
National Honey Board

ABA Elects New Executive Board Officers

As part of the 2018 business meeting, the ABA elected some new officers to the executive board. Britt Bailey will serve as our new President, and Richard Coy will serve as first Vice President. We also welcome Lynne Keller as our new Secretary & Treasurer, and Natalie Moon will be Regional Director at Large. Our other officers and directors have agreed to serve another term.

We say goodbye to Richard Underhill, who has served the ABA for many years as Vice President (2012-2013), President (2014-2015), remaining on the baord as Past President (2016-2018). Well done, Richard, and thanks for all your service! Jeremy Bemis, who has served as President for the past three years, will assume the Past-President position, and continue to serve on the executive board.

The executive board plans and promotes the ABA conferences and other activities. If you have ideas or suggestions for topics or speakers that you would like to see and hear, please visit with your regional director or other officers. The ABA wants to hear from you!

2018 Honey Show Winners
Category first place ribbon
First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Light Amber

Janet Raab Debora Carpenter Desmond Simmons
Dark Amber Natalie Moon Marcus Raab Desmond Simmons
Comb/Chunk Honey Natalie Moon Harvey Johnston Desmond Simmons

Maryland beekeeper Allen Hayes, also known as The Gadget Guy, gave two presentations at our fall conference detailing some of his many beekeeping inventions. Here are the plans for two of them that you can download and build.
Bottling Bucket

Hive Scale

Beekeeping Classes Offered

Bemis Honey Bee Farm offers multiple beginner and advanced classes for beekeepers on a variety of topics. Check their website for details.

The UA Cooperative Extension Service offers beekeeping short courses all around the state. These free classes can be a great way for new beekeepers to become familiar with the basics, or as a refresher course for experienced beekeepers. Check the current schedule of upcoming classes to locate one near you. If there are no classes scheduled nearby, visit with your local County Extension office and let them know of your interest.


Questions or comments about this web site? Email the Webmaster.