ABF Dues Increase – Renew Now at Today's Rates!
Take Advantage of the Opportunity to Renew Before the Dues Increase on July 1, 2013
During the recent ABF Annual Business Meeting in January at the 2013 ABF annual conference, those ABF members present voted on and approved a membership dues increase effective July 1, 2013, to the following: Small Scale - $60; Sideliner - $125; and Commercial - $300.
We are notifying members in advance of this dues change, such that you can take this opportunity now to pay your dues for the coming year at the current levels, which are $50 for Small Scale, $100 for Sideliner and $250 for Commercial. These savings will hopefully help you transition into the higher dues structure over the next year. We encourage you to consider taking advantage of this opportunity to renew at today's rates! Click here to download the renewal form or you can easily do so online at www.abfnet.org.
The cost of protecting beekeeping on a small, sideline and commercial scale continues to grow. The ABF is committed to fighting for YOUR ability to continue to maintain healthy bees and needs your support to do so. Since we last raised our dues in 2007 we have added many membership benefits and expanded the reach of services that are offered.
It is not without much thought and consideration that this increase was decided upon and we hope that you will find the many membership benefits far outweigh the small additional increase in the dues structure. Be assured that the ABF elected leaders and staff operate in a manner that is fiscally responsible while continuing to provide the membership benefits you have come to expect, including:
- North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow
- ABF Website at www.abfnet.org – The latest in industry news
- Government Relations – Your voice into Washington
- ABF Membership Directory
- "Conversation With a Beekeeper" Online Webinars
- ABF Honey Defense Fund – Ensuring the purity of honey
- ABF Newsletter – Published six times yearly
- ABF Research Initiative – Funding small-scale projects
- ABF E-Buzz Electronic Newsletter – Published monthly
- American Honey Queen Program
The ABF looks forward to continuing to serve the industry while expanding our services and benefits in the coming years. The new dues structure will provide for years of improving our ability to be an effective organization providing the highest level of commitment to you, our members, as possible. Thank you in advance for your continued support of the ABF.
Questions? Please contact the ABF office at 404.760.2875 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.