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2017 American Bee Research Conference Call for Presentations


The American Association of Professional Apiculturists, Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists and the Apiary Inspectors of America are joining the 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow in Galveston, TX on January 12-13, 2016 (all day Thursday and Friday). The full conference is a joint meeting of the American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council, so it is sure to be a busy and productive venture!


Registration and presentation submission opens September 24! Titles and abstracts must be submitted by November 1, 2016. If you have research to share involving the genus Apis, we welcome your submissions. Abstracts are required at the time of registration. Due to the combined meeting, we may have to select oral presentations, so access to abstracts will help with this process. Posters are also encouraged, and we will have an evening poster session. We are looking forward to an outstanding meeting full of exciting talks and poster presentations, headlined by our keynote speakers, Jeff Pettis and Steve Pernal.


Pre-registration is required for those who wish to present and for AAPA members who want to enjoy a catered lunch during our business meeting on Friday, January 13.


The registration form and meeting info can be found at:


Please pass this information to your students and any other interested parties. Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.


We hope you’ll be able to join us in Galveston!

AAPA Officers and Directors

2016-2017 Officers

Elina Niño, President
Assistant Specialist in CE – Apiculture
Department of Entomology and Nematology
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-500-2747

Michael Simone-Finstrom, Vice President
Research Molecular Biologist
1157 Ben Hur Rd
USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics & Physiology Laboratory
Baton Rouge, LA  70820
Phone: (225) 767-9293
E-mail: Michael.SimoneFinstrom@ARS.USDA.GOV

Lanie Bourgeois, Secretary-Treasurer
USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics & Physiology Laboratory
1157 Ben Hur Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Phone: 225-362-4810
Fax: 225-766-9212
E-Mail: Lanie.Bourgeois@ARS.USDA.GOV

Jennifer Tsuruda, Past President
Apiculture Specialist
272 Poole Agricultural Ctr
130 McGinty Ct
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864-973-1051

Zachary Huang, Communications and Web page
Associate Professor
243 Natural Science,
Dept of Entomology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-8136
Fax: 517-353-4354