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BEE Our Guest - Early Bird Deadline is October 15 for the 2015 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow


Bee our Guest at the 2015 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow, January 6-10, 2015, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. 

 

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

·        Keynote presentations by Graham White, a noted beekeeper, writer and environmental activist and Mark Winston, a highly-regarded, widely-published bee biologist.

·        General Session presentations by new and favorite industry experts.

·        Track sessions for all levels of beekeeping.

·        A Tradeshow featuring products and services to enhance your beekeeping hobby and/or business.

·        24+ Interactive and hands-on workshops.

·        Optional field trip to Sioux Honey with evening activity to follow.

·        The 2015 Honey Queen and Princess Coronation.

·        The 2015 Honey Show.

·        Great opportunities to socialize with 600+ fellow beekeepers.

 

Registration:

Registration is open so act now to ensure you spot at this all-important conference.  Be sure to register before October 15th to qualify for the early registration rate and save $50.00 off the regular price.

 

Host Hotel:

The Disneyland Hotel, a AAA Four-Diamond property, is the host hotel for the conference.  All ABF attendees will be offered a special group rate of $109.00 (plus applicable taxes).  This rate is available until December 15, 2014 or until the group block is sold-out (whichever comes first).  We encourage you to make your reservations early to ensure availability.  Additionally, the group rate will be honored three days pre and post the conference dates.  So, make a little vacation out of it and bring the whole family. 

 

Just a short walk from the hotel, you’ll discover Downtown Disney which hosts a variety of restaurants, retail shops and activities.  Adjacent to Downtown Disney, you’ll find the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.  So in just one location, you’ll have the amazing 2015 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow, the AAA Four-Diamond Disneyland Hotel, Downtown Disney and two theme parks not to mention all the other features Anaheim has to offer.  Make your plans now to attend and we’ll see you in January.

 

Exhibitors/Sponsors:

If you are a vendor with a great product/service to share with beekeepers, this is the conference for you.  Our tradeshow will be located just down from the general session ballroom (on the same floor) and will offer lots of activities (including some entertainment and the chance to win fabulous prizes) to ensure attendee participation. Registration is now open for exhibitors and sponsors

 

This is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 600 beekeepers and showcase your product/service.  Please take a minute to review the exhibitor/sponsorship prospectus and select the option that’s right for you.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim!



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Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series


The ABF Education Committee has been hard at work developing new ways to keep its members engaged and informed in between ABF annual conferences each year. To this end, the ABF is pleased to introduce a new online educational Webinar series titled "Conversation with a Beekeeper."  The Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar series is an ABF member-only benefit. You must be a current ABF member in order to access the upcoming session and archived session recordings. Please log into your ABF profile and under Education & Events choose the "Conversation with a Beekeeper". 

New session for September: 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Evaluating Colonies for New Beekeepers
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
Greg Hannaford, owner of Ozark Bee Supply and Chair of the ABF Education Committee



 

USDA News & Notes

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by October 1.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.

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