ABF Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) represent various segments of the diverse beekeeping industry in the United States. Each SIG meets at the Annual ABF Conference to:
Discuss issues of importance to its respective participants;
Offer resolutions to be considered at the ABF Annual Business Meeting;
Conduct other business relevant to its area of special interest but not contravening the bylaws or objectives and resolutions of the ABF; and
If entitled, elect two of its participants to the ABF Board of Directors for a two-year term. One director typically leads the SIG program at the conference, but another program chairman may be designated.
SIGs do not have set membership. Any person present at the Annual ABF Conference may participate in one or more SIGs during the convention; however, only ABF members may participate in SIG elections and no ABF member may cast votes in more than one SIG at the same convention.
Please contact the SIG director(s) below for additional information.
Commercial Beekeepers SIG
Jim Doan (2014 – 1st term)
343 Morton Rd., Hamlin, NY 14464
Phone : 585.732.5370
Mario Jakob (2015 – 2nd term)
17732 SE 283rd Ave., Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone : 352.669.4233
Small Scale-Sideliner SIG
Jim Bobb (2015 – 1st term)
2011 Shearer Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Becky Jones (2014 – 2nd term)
55 Wolf Pit Road, Farmington, CT 06032
Honey Producer-Packer SIG
Tim May (2014 – 1st term) 24317 Anthony Road, Marengo, IL 60152