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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 (2015  2nd term)
17732 SE 283rd Ave., Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone : 352.669.4233
E-mail: dandjapiary@aol.com

Kevin Jensen (2016 1st term)
4815 Hwy 21, Flasher, ND 52535
Phone : 701.622.3167
E-mail: kkjbees@westriv.com


Small Scale-Sideliner SIG

Jim Bobb (2015 – 1st term)
2011 Shearer Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 610.584.6778
E-mail: jimbobb@gct21.net

Steve Repasky  (2016 – 1st term)
3109 Pioneer Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Phone:  412.445.7872
E-mail: srepasky@gmail.com


Honey Producer-Packer SIG

Tim May (2016 – 2nd term)
24317 Anthony Road, Marengo, IL 60152
Phone: 815.568.6010
E-mail: tim@sunnyhillhoney.com

Blake Shook (2015 – 2nd term)
15540 SH 78, Blue Ridge, TX 75424
Phone: 214-886-6899
E-mail: blake@desertcreekhoney.com

Package Bee and Queen Breeders SIG

Joan Gunter (2015 – 1st term)
5735 Hwy. 14, Towner, ND 58788
Phone: 701.537.5214
E-mail: jmgunter@hotmail.com

Jonathan Millet (2016 1st term)
22365 Lower Pleasant Ridge Road, Greenleaf, ID 83626
Phone: 208.863.0855
E-mail: treasurevalleybees@gmail.com
















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