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BEE Our Guest - Registration is Now Open for the 2015 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow


The 2015 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow takes place at the “magical” Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, January 6-10, 2015. Join hundreds of beekeepers large and small and a vibrant community that is dedicated to ensuring the future of the honey bee for education, networking and the sharing of ideas and solutions. As an attendee you’ll benefit from:

• Two days of general sessions featuring presentations from industry experts
• Informative Shared Interest Group meetings and track sessions for each level of beekeeping
• 20+ interactive hands-on workshops
• Keynote presentations from Graham White of Scotland, UK and Mark Winston from Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue
• The 2015 Honey Show
• A global vendor tradeshow: discover the latest products and services in the beekeeping industry The coronation of the 2015 American Honey Queen and Princess
• Lots of socializing opportunities
• And much, much more . . .

Celebrate the start of 2015 in Anaheim, in the heart of sunny Southern California! Average temperatures range from the high 40’s to the low 70’s, making it much warmer than most other places in January. So, take a break from the cold and join 600-800 other beekeepers to share knowledge, experiences, tips and a little fun in a beautiful setting. We can’t wait to see you there!

More About the Disneyland Hotel
The Disneyland Hotel, a AAA Four-Diamond property, hosts the conference; attendees may take advantage of 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 before and after the conference dates. So, make a little vacation out of it and bring the whole family.

Just steps away are Downtown Disney and its 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.

Register Today!

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 fro 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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