ABRC 2015


 2015 American Bee Research Conference and AIA Annual Meeting

January 22-23, 2015

Tuscon, Arizona


Keynote Speaker: We are very pleased to have Dr. Mark Winston from Simon Frasier University give our plenary address.


Agenda and Talk Schedule: ABRC 2015 Agenda and Program (updated 1/20/2015) ***New!

Call for Abstracts: 

The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) will conduct the 2015 American Bee Research Conference (ABRC) at the Junior League of Tuscon facility in Tucson, AZ, on January 22 & 23, 2015.

All apiculture specialists and apiculture students are invited to attend and present papers at this conference.  Our meeting will be held together with the annual meeting of the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA).

Carl Hayden Bee Research Laboratory

Registration fee is $100.00 and can be paid online via PayPal (below) or in person. Those registered for ABRC 2015 who would like to attend the AIA meeting and a tour of the Tucson USDA Lab on the morning of the 21st can do so at no additional cost.


Presentations and abstracts are restricted to research involving the genus Apis. Send titles, author list, and institutional addresses for presentations by email to Jennifer Tsuruda (jtsurud@clemson.edu). Talk submission is now closed.

Presentation specifics: ***New!

Talks will be 15-20 minutes long, depending on total number submitted.
Presenters will be notified of talk length soon after the January 9th deadline.


Please encourage students to present, as there is a student competition and this is a friendly group of researchers who will have great questions and provide constructive comments.

Note: you need to be an AAPA member in good standing in order to present at the ABRC. Please see below or go to the membership page to join/renew ($15/yr).

Students note: If you want to participate in the student oral and poster competitions, please let us know in the abstract submission email so that we can put you in the correct session.

Business meeting: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 1:15pm. 

Where: Junior League of Tuscon in Tuscon, Arizona.

Address: 2099 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718

Lodging: Hotel lodging will be available at the newly renovated Homewood Suites, located within walking distance of the meeting facility (0.3 mi), or the Holiday Inn Express, located roughly 2.1 miles from the meeting facility.

The Homewood Suites offers a complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel. They also provide a complimentary dinner with beer and wine Monday-Thursday and complimentary breakfast each morning, and have restaurants nearby as well. Each suite has a full kitchen, should anyone have social anxiety and would like to cook their own meals. Nightly rate is $129 + taxes and fees. See website for cancellation policy.

Call (520) 577-0007 and refer to the Bee Center Program Room Block or book online:

-  Go to www.homewoodsuitestucson.com

-  Enter you dates and click on “Add Special Rate Codes”
-  Under Group Code, enter “BEE”
-  Click on Check Rooms & Rates and select a room.

-  Proceed to make your guestroom reservation with name, contact information, credit card guarantee, etc.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Tucson Mall offers complimentary breakfast each morning and is located near a shopping mall so there are nearby dining options. Nightly rate is $86 + taxes and fees. See website for cancellation policy.

Call (520) 202-5000 and ask for the American Association of Professional Apiculturist rate or book online:

-  Click here to reserve your room.
-  Enter your dates and click on ‘Have a group code?” and enter “AAP”


Airport Shuttle: Unfortunately, neither hotel offers an airport shuttle, but Arizona Stagecoach is the airport’s largest shuttle provider and they have a counter in the baggage claim area.

Arizona Stagecoach
(520) 889-1000


Registration: This year you can pre-register for the meeting online! Registration will be $100 per person and covers meeting costs.

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Membership dues: All speakers must be current AAPA members. You can check your membership status here. You can now join AAPA or renew your membership online! Membership dues are $15 per year. Please update/enter your membership information on the Membership page

Membership: $15.00      Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

Registration and Membership dues: Or you can pay for both at the same time. Please update/enter your membership information on the Membership page. 

Registration and Membership: $115.00   Buy Now Button with Credit Cards










The 2014 American Bee Research Conference was successfully held in San Antonio January 11-12, 2014.

Past ABRC (American Bee Research Conference) Proceedings, published by American Bee Journal.

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