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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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Registration Information

Pre-Registration is Now Closed. You can register on-site on Tuesday, January 5 at 3:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you in Florida. 

The ABF Conference Committee has been hard at work to make sure the conference is everything you asked for – filled with outstanding educational sessions, a robust exhibit hall, multiple networking opportunities and something for everyone!

The 2016 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow features:

  • 15 Workshops on Saturday
  • Anticipated attendance of more than 700 beekeepers
  • The Tradeshow - full of the latest beekeeping innovations
  • Interactive workshops
  • 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

2016 Registration Rates

 Early Bird Extended* by 10/31/2015* 10/15/2015 - 12/9/2015 after 12/9/15
  Member Non-Member Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Single Registrant $235.00 $295.00 $285.00 $345.00 $335.00 $395.00
Family (2 people) $345.00 $405.00 $395.00 $455.00 $445.00 $505.00
Single Day Rate $100.00 $115.00 $115.00 $130.00 $130.00 $145.00
Family Day Rate $130.00 $145.00 $145.00 $160.00 $160.00 $175.00
Student** This is per day** $25.00
 *Optional Activities
Auxiliary Luncheon $47.50
Thursday Night Social at the Jacksonville Zoo *  $85.00
Foundation Luncheon $45.00
ABF Banquet  $75.00

** Please contact Valerie Lake at 404.760.2875 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for code.

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

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations received in writing on or prior to 12/9/2015 will be refunded minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Registration cancellations received after 12/9/2015 will not be refunded.

 * All non-member registrants will receive a one-year Small Scale level American Beekeeping Federation membership to be processed following the conference in late January 2016. You will be notified once your membership has been made active.

 * The deadline to register for the Thursday Night Social is December 9, 2015.  On-site registration will not be available for this event as tickets must be pre-purchased.