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 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow

 
Conference registration

 is NOW open! 

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Mark your calendars and save the date for the 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow, January 10-14, at the San Luis Resort & Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, Texas. This is a joint conference of the American Beekeeping Federation, the American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council.

Call for Presentations 

This is a great opportunity to share information with more than 1200 beekeepers. The call for presentations is now open. If you have important beekeeping research to share, a best practice in beekeeping or a proven track record with keeping the hives alive, we want to hear from you.

Please complete the Call for Presentations submission form and return to Tara Zeravsky at tzeravsky@meetingexpectations.com. The conference committee will review all submissions to put together the most informative conference agenda. You will be notified of your participation in early September. As a reminder, all presenters receive complimentary registration to the conference. All other expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

Download 2017 Call for Presentations Submission Form

 


2017 Foundation Scholarship Deadline: September 21, 2016

 

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. (The Foundation) is offering five $2000 scholarships to apiculture graduate students in 2017. This is the Foundation’s eleventh year to award these scholarships. The Foundation is a charitable research and education foundation affiliated with the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF). The Foundation has benefited from a number of generous gifts, including the estates of Glenn and Gertrude Overturf and Margaret and Victor Thompson, and continues to be sustained by ongoing gifts from ABF members and other supportive individuals.

The Foundation Trustees have chosen to use a portion of these gifts to offer five graduate student scholarships to foster professional development for emerging apicultural scientists. The scholarships are available to all currently enrolled graduate students studying any aspect of honey bees, bee husbandry and/or the apicultural industry. 

The purpose of the scholarships, in addition to providing modest financial support, is to allow the recipients to attend the 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow at Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort on January 10-14, 2017. Each awardee will be given a $2000 scholarship check; in addition, the Foundation will cover all lodging expenses and up to $750 in travel expenses. Graduate students enrolled in a university, either within the United States or internationally, are eligible to apply. The recipients will have an opportunity to meet other researchers and beekeepers and to present their research at the meeting. The Board of Trustees always looks forward to interacting with recipients and hearing about their research during the conference. 

Applications for the scholarships will be accepted until September 21, 2016. 
Click here for more information and to download the scholarship application.
 

 

 


 

Join Today! 2016 Complimentary ABF Membership for New Members

 

We want you to see all the ABF has to offer YOU as a beekeeper!

 

The ABF Board and Membership/Marketing Committee would like for you to understand what all the buzz is about. All first time members in 2016 can receive a complimentary membership! We want you to see all the ABF has to offer you as beekeeper! This is at no cost to you until December 31, 2016.
 
ABF is here to serve you and your needs as a beekeeper through:
• Live and on-demand educational webinars
• Online beginning beekeeping courses
• Nationwide conferences
• Legislative actions and beyond
 
Our 2016 Complimentary Membership is free to anyone who has never been a member of ABF. You will receive electronic access to our educational webinars, discounted conference pricing, the monthly ABF E-Buzz, and much more! All memberships will expire December 31, 2016. We are excited to have you join the largest national beekeeping organization in America! Click here to join today! 

New Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinars and Archived Sessions Available

 

Healthy Bees -- The Key to Winter Survival

Thursday, August 25, 2016

8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AKST / 2:00 p.m. HST

Glen Hannaford, Owner, Ozark Bee Supply

Learn more and register! 

 

The ABF webinars are recorded and available for members to view online, usually within 24 hours after the live presentation. Just visit the ABF website page, Conversation With A Beekeeper Series, and scroll down to see the Archived Sessions.

 


IMPORTANT SESSION FORMAT / REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 
The sessions will be conducted via the GoToWebinar online meetings platform, which means the presenter will have a visual presentation, as well as an audio presentation. Upon entering the session online, you may choose whether to listen to the presentation through your computer's speakers or through your phone.
 
Reserve your spot today by going to our Education & Events Page/Conversation with A Beekeeper Webinar Series. You must log into your ABF membership account to register. Registration will close 24 business hours before the scheduled session. Twenty-four hours before the session, the registered participant will receive an e-mail confirmation with the necessary information to join the session. If an e-mail address is not provided, the ABF will call the participant with the information. 
 
If you are unable to make the session, don't fear! Each session will be recorded and available on the ABF Website for ABF member-only access. You will need to log into your account to access the sessions.  If you don't remember your username or password, please contact Susan Reu at susanreu@abfnet.org

Industry News & Notes 

National Honey Board: Honey Stars in P.F. Chang's New "Garden to Glass" Menu and Promotion
 

Fresh, quality ingredients are the hallmark of P.F. Chang's just-launched "Garden to Glass" cocktail menu. No wonder P.F. Chang's chose to highlight honey in its new libations, along with hand-squeezed juices and premium spirits. "We agreed that honey was the ideal ingredient to unite our Garden to Glass cocktails," said Mary Melton, Beverage Director of P.F. Chang's. "It is made by bees from the nectar from flowers. What could be a more perfect, natural fit?"

P.F. Chang's new, honey-inspired Garden to Glass menu features the following cocktails:

 

* Cucumber Collins 

* Twisted Whiskey Sour 

* Honey Thyme G&T 

* Anejo Buz

P.F. Chang's worked with Master Mixologist Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture to create the new honey cocktail menu, and collaborated with the National Honey Board (NHB) to launch employee training (including honey sampling) and co-op marketing initiatives via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Garden to Glass menu also is featured in in-store signage at all U.S. P.F. Chang's locations.  

The NHB also consulted P.F. Chang's early on regarding the different honey varietals and regional options. "Ultimately, we chose Orange Blossom honey for our new cocktails because of its delicate citrus notes," said Melton, "and because of the floral feeling it lends to our Garden to Glass initiative." Orange Blossom honey is made by honey bees from the nectar of the blossoms of orange trees, and is therefore typically found in California, Florida and Texas.

"Honey is increasingly tapped as an alternative sweetener for cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages," according to Haasarud, who also spearheads beverage innovation for the NHB. "Honey not only sweetens drinks, but can also add balance, complexity and mouthfeel, as well as flavor notes based on the honey varietal."  

The honey-inspired cocktails are available at P.F. Chang's 211 locations nationwide. To find the P.F. Chang's location nearest you, visit: www.pfchangs.com.

 


USGS Pollinator Research and Monitoring 

The USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, located in the Northern Great Plains state of North Dakota highlights their current and ongoing research on land use and pollinator health. Learn More. 

 


 


Call for Papers/Presentations

ABF is pleased to announce that the call for papers/presentations is now open. If you have important beekeeping research to share, a best practice in beekeeping or a proven track record with keeping the hives alive, we want to hear from you. Please complete the call for papers submission form and return to Tara Zeravsky no later than July 8th. The conference committee will review all submissions to put together the most informative conference agenda available. You will be notified of your participation in early September. As a reminder, all presenters receive complimentary registration to the conference. All other expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

 



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