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Palm Trees & Healthy Bees 20162016 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow January 5-9 •Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Ponte Vedra Beach (Jacksonville), FLlogo
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2016 American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) Conference and Tradeshow

The 2016 American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) Conference & Tradeshow will be held in Ponte Vedra Beach (Jacksonville) Florida at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, January 5-9, 2016. Join us in sunny Florida for Palm Trees & Healthy Bees - where we'll focus on improving bee colony health and sustainability during a challenging time for beekeepers. As always, this conference promises to bring you the most up-to-date information within the beekeeping industry, the latest products and services offered by our many exhibitors and sponsors and fantastic opportunities for you to network with your fellow beekeepers. 

2016 ABF Conference & Tradeshow features:

  • Top-notch general session presentations all day on Wednesday and Friday
  • Vendor tradeshow with the latest and greatest products and services in the beekeeping industry
  • Keynote presentation led by TED Talk alum and top honey bee researcher Dr. Marla Spivak
  • Shared Interest Group (SIG) meetings on Thursday for Producer/Packer; Small Scale/Sideliner; Package Bee and Queen Breeder: Commercial
  • Track session on Thursday for Beginning Beekeepers, Serious Sideliners, Commercial Beekeepers and Research presentations
  • ABF Business Meeting on Friday afternoon
  • 15 workshops on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • 2016 Honey Show
  • Various silent and live auctions benefiting the ABF legislative fund and the American Honey Queen program

Optional activities include:

  • Auxiliary Luncheon/Meeting on Thursday afternoon 
  • Thursday Night Social featuring dinner and dancing in the Range of the Jaguar at the Jacksonville Zoo*
  • Foundation luncheon on Friday
  • ABF Annual banquet on Saturday evening with the coronation of the 2016 American Honey Queen and Honey Princess

Additional details coming soon...

We're excited to be in Ponte Vedra Beach (Jacksonville), Florida, and we are looking forward to sharing some sunny moments with you!