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Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)

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.


SIG Directors

Commercial Beekeepers SIG

Mario Jakob (2019  1st term)
17732 SE 283rd Ave., Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone : 352.669.4233
E-mail: dandjapiary@aol.com

Dan Winter (2018  1st term)
7311 East Port Bay Rd., Wolcott, NY 14590
Phone : 239.564.0255
E-mail:  twinter5@rochester.rr.com

 

Small Scale-Sideliner SIG

Emily Brown  (2019 – 2nd term)
5425 Kathleen Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 602.881.9877
E-mail:  emily@azqueenbee.com

Steve Repasky  (2018 – 2nd term)
3109 Pioneer Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Phone:  412.445.7872
E-mail: srepasky@gmail.com

 

Honey Producer-Packer SIG

Randy Fair (2019-1st term)
611 Evans Loop, Mansfield, LA 71052
Phone: 318.872.2682
E-mail: randy@beebumbler.com

Robert Sears (2018- 1st term)
17801 Perishing Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314.863.5334
E-mail:  robert.sears@gmail.com

Package Bee and Queen Breeders SIG

Phillip Russell (2019- 1st term)
2522 Tierra Buena Rd., Yuba City, CA 95993
Phone: 530674.3881
E-mail:  phillip@strachanbees.com

Jonathan Millet (2018  2nd term)
22365 Lower Pleasant Ridge Road, Greenleaf, ID 83626
Phone: 208.863.0855
E-mail: treasurevalleybees@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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