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Registration Information

Guest Room Reservations Warning:

On occasion, a Housing Company may contact potential conference attendees and advise that the conference hotel is almost sold out and that they need to make their reservations with them at that time. This is not accurate! No one should or will be calling you to make your hotel reservations. All reservations must be made directly with the hotel via telephone or online link.

The conference committee is hard at work to make sure the conference is everything you've asked for – filled with outstanding educational sessions, a robust tradeshow, multiple networking opportunities and something for everyone!

The 2018 American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow features:

  • Anticipated attendance of more than 900 beekeepers
  • Two outstanding keynote presentations
  • Track sessions dedicated to small scale, serious sideliner and commercial beekeepers
  • 15+ interactive workshops
  • The tradeshow full of the latest beekeeping innovations
  • Workshop and breakfast for commercial beekeepers
  • 2018 American Honey Show
  • 2018 American Honey Queen & Princess coronation
  • Optional activities perfect for networking and socializing with fellow beekeepers and industry experts
  • Something for everyone, from the new small scale beekeeper to the seasoned professional


New for ABF's 75th Anniversary: Various apparel and custom items for sale, all of which contain either the ABF logo or the 75th Anniversary logo. Take a look as you register and select the items that best fit your needs. Items can be pre-purchased and will be available for pick-up at the conference. Note: Minimal quantities will be available on-site, so please be sure to pre-order any items that you want.

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2018 Registration Rates:

Members of the following organizations will receive a registration discount:

  • American Beekeeping Federation
  • Nevada Beekeepers Association

 All rates are in US dollars.

  by 10/31/2017 10/31/2017 - 12/15/2017 after 12/16/17






Single Registrant $250.00 $310.00 $300.00 $360.00 $350.00 $410.00
Family (2 people) *
$375.00 $435.00 $425.00 $485.00 $475.00 $535.00
Single Day Rate $125.00 $155.00 $150.00 $180.00 $175.00 $205.00
Family Day Rate *
$190.00 $220.00 $215.00 $245.00 $240.00 $270.00
Student and Educator **
$50.00 per day
  *Optional Activities
Auxiliary Luncheon (Thurs., Jan. 11)
Thursday Night Social: Bowling and Dinner (Thurs., Jan. 11)
Foundation Luncheon (Fri., Jan. 12)
Commercial Beekeeping Breakfast/Workshop (Sat., Jan. 13)

Complimentary to Commercial Beekeepers

ABF Banquet (Sat., Jan. 13)


* Family is defined as 2 adults and any children living in the same household.

** Students and Educators will be required to show valid school ID at the conference. You must contact ABF for discount code. Please contact ABF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 404.760.2875.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations received in writing on or prior to 12/16/2017 will be refunded minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Registration cancellations received after 12/16/2017 will not be refunded.

All non-member single registrants will receive a one-year small scale membership to the American Beekeeping Federation, to be processed following the conference in late January 2018. You will be notified once your memberships have been activated.