Tuesday, 7 December 2010

CATCH THE BUZZ - North American Beekeeping Conference



Together for a Sweet Future


Beekeeping Industry to Gather in Galveston, Texas, January 4-8, 2011


2011 is quickly approaching and now is the time to make attending the 2011 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow at the Galveston Convention Center/San Luis Resort one of your New Year’s resolutions!


This joint conference of the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF), the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) and the Canadian Honey Council (CHC) promises to be the largest beekeeping event in the United States.  And with anticipated attendance of more than 1,200, this is sure to be the must-attend conference of the year – beekeepers at all levels and from all over North America and beyond will gather to share idea s and develop new contacts.


The conference promises to offer something for everyone.  From the new hobbyist to the seasoned professional, conference organizers have planned a schedule to incorporate educational sessions at all levels.  The tradeshow has also been expanded to offer even more great deals and new product ideas.  And, other industry-related organizations have been invited to participate in this groundbreaking event, including the American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA), the American Bee Research Conference (ABRC), the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the National Honey Packers and Dealers Association (NHPDA).

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The conference agenda is complete and posted to the conference Web site at www.nabeekeepingconference.com, and is filled with areas of interest to all beekeepers, including:


  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Jim Tew, associate professor at Ohio State University

  • Presentations from Canada, Mexico and the United States

  • Updates from the Tucson, Beltsville, Weslaco and Baton Rouge Bee Labs

  • The latest in legislative updates

  • Shared Interest Group meetings

  • Homeland Security investigations and U.S. trade law enforcement

  • Certified True Source Honey Traceability Program

  • Serious Sideliner Symposium facilitated by Dr. Larry Connor of Wicwas Press

  • Interactive workshops

  • 2011 American Honey Show

  • Updates from the National Honey Board and the National Honey Bee Advisory Board


These are just a few of the educational and networking opportunities slated for the 2011 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow. Visit the conference Web site and select the meetings, workshops and optional activities that are right for you and register online today.


With 35+ presentations from industry leaders, 15+ interactive workshops and 65+ exhibitors, beekeepers won’t want to miss a second of this conference. Be sure to register today to ensure your place at the 2011 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow. Regular registration ends at midnight EST on December 16, 2010. After this date, you will only be able to register onsite at a higher rate.


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