ABRC 2016


 2016 American Bee Research Conference


AIA Annual Meeting

to be held in conjunction with


The 2016 American Beekeeping Federation

Annual Conference and Tradeshow


Palm Trees & Healthy Bees 2016


January 8 – 9, 2016

Ponte Verde Beach, Florida

Keynote Speaker: Geraldine Wright

Professor of Insect Neuroethology
Institute of Neuroscience
Newcastle University
Newcastle, UK

We are happy to welcome Dr. Geraldine Wright as our keynote speaker. She will be speaking Friday morning (January 8, 2016) about the “Impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the behaviour, learning, and memory of bees”. 


Agenda and Talk Schedule: 

The meeting agenda and talk schedule is ready! Click here for the full packet of meeting information.


Registration, Lodging and Meeting information:

The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) will conduct the 2016 American Bee Research Conference (ABRC) at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa in Ponte Verde Beach, FL on January 8-9, 2016.

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) and in conjunction with the 2016 American Beekeeping Federation Conference and Trade Show.

Pre-Registration fee is $100.00 and can be paid online via PayPal (below). On-site registration will be $125.00.

Those registered for ABRC 2016 who would like to attend the AIA meeting and ABF Conference can do so at no additional cost.


Presentations and abstracts are restricted to research involving the genus Apis.

Abstract deadine: No later than November 1, 2015. This is a strict deadline and earlier than usual because we will be including the ABRC agenda in the ABF program.

*Abstract submission is now closed.

*Pre-registration is now closed. 

Presentation specifics:

Talks will be 15 min in length.

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).

Business meeting: A joint business meeting of AAPA, AIA, CAPA will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2015 in Room Tournament A at 2:30 pm. Click here for the meeting agenda.

Where: Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa in Ponte Verde Beach, FL

Address: 1000 PGA Tour Blvd. Ponte Verde Beach, FL 32082

Lodging: Hotel lodging will be available at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa located near Jacksonville, Florida.

The Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers 65 acres of lush landscaping, a beautiful lagoon and sunshine galore. The resort combines contemporary accommodations and an amazing selection of dining options with a spa, meeting space and 99 holes of championship golf. Nightly rate is $125 + taxes and fees. See the ABF conference website for detailed information and cancellation policy.

To secure a room please contact the Sawgrass Marriott Resort by booking online https://resweb.passkey.com/go/abfconference or by calling 1.800.457.4653.

Reservations must be made by Friday, December 11, 2015 or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay.


Registration: This year you can pre-register for the meeting online and save $25! Pre-registration will be $100 per person and covers meeting costs. *Pre-registration is now closed. Registration fees are now $125.00

Fill out your the registration information form here:  


Registration: $125.00       Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

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

2016 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 and fill out your registration information above.

Registration and 2016 Membership: $140.00   Buy Now Button with Credit Cards










The 2015 American Bee Research Conference was successfully held in Tuscon, AZ January 23-24, 2014.

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

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