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President James Rhein and Vice President Naomi Clark attended the 2024 North American Honey Bee Expo. They had a great time making connections, talking to fellow beekeepers, and learning from experts from all over the world!

THE 2023 FALL ABA CONFERENCE WAS A SUCCESS!

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. Next year’s conference dates will be September 27th and 28th, 2024.

If there is a topic you are interested in or a speaker you’d like to hear at our conferences, let your officers know!


The 2023 honey contest winners are…

Comb:

  • 1st – Desmond Simmons

White to Light Amber:

  • 1st – Desmond Simmons
  • 2nd – Jacob Bates
  • 3rd – Brad Avery

Amber to Dark Amber:

  • 1st – Chuck Smith
  • 2nd – Scot Tippitt
  • 3rd – Douglas Rogers

Dark:

  • 1st – Chris Kolasch
  • 2nd – Scott Tippitt
  • 3rd – Desmond Simmons

Some folks at the recent conference asked about how to find a veterinarian willing to diagnose honey bees. The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture has been helping to train our state’s vets since the FDA changed the federal laws on the sale of veterinary antibiotics. You can download the most current Arkansas Veterinary Directory, which is arranged by county.