Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events

Spring Beekeeping Conference in Mountain Home March 11-12, 2016

The ABA will meet March 11-12 at the Ramada Inn Convention Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Our guest speakers this year will include Tim Tucker, Dave Westervelt and Janet Carson.


You can preview the meeting program and download the registration form. Membership dues may be renewed at the meeting along with meeting registration fee, if necessary.

The Ramada Inn is holding a block of rooms for the ABA attendees. Many other area motels and restaurants are close to the meeting site as well. Make your arrangements soon!

The ABA appreciates the North Central Arkansas Beekeepers for helping to sponsor this spring meeting and making many arrangements. If you need some spring beekeeping supplies, remember to support our vendors at the meeting and save on shipping!

Prepper Dadant

Full House for 2015 Fall Meeting

The ABA hosted Dr. Tom Seeley and Dr. Tammy Horn at our 2015 Fall Conference in Mountain View. The weather was great, and we heard many engaging presentations on bees and beekeeping topics. As an unscheduled bonus, Dr. Seeley demonstrated the techniques he has developed to hunt bee trees in the wild.

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

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 such as David Burns, 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, Dave Westervelt, Jon Zawislak, Yu Cheng Zhu, and others. Your ABA officers would love to hear from you if you have suggestions for guest speakers you would like us to invite.

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!