Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Meetings & Events


Annual Fall Meeting in Mountain View

The ABA is busy planning another great meeting for October 10-11, 2014. Details of the schedule are still being finalized, but our keynote speak will be Dr. Jeffrey Harris, from Mississippi State Uhniversity. Read more about this meeting in the recent letter from ABA President Richard Underhill.

The Arkansas Beekeepers Association holds its Annual Meeting on the second weekend of October each year at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in beautiful Mountain View. Come to socialize with your fellow beekeepers and hear great presentations from our speakers. Members are encouraged to stay for the annual business meeting as well.

Make your plans to attend! Cabins at the Dry Creek Lodge fill up quickly, so make your reservations early. Call 800-264-3655 to book your room. Mention that you will be attending the ABA meeting to get a special rate! Other lodging options are available around the area.

Membership dues may be paid at the meeting along with meeting registration fee.


2015 Spring Beekeeping Conference

Next year's Spring Conference will be March 6-7 in Little Rock, at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Office. Details will be posted here closer to the date.

Lots of vendors will be there too! If you need something special, call and order ahead!


The ABA strives to invite interesteing 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, Charlotte Hubbard, Paul Jackson, Stephen Repasky, Gary Reuter, Audrey Sheridan, Don Steinkraus, Alan Szalanski, Dave Westervelt, Jon Zawislak, and others. Don't miss a great chance to hear the latest news and research in beekeeping, and to meet and visit with beekeepers from all around the state!