ABRC 2017


 2017 American Bee Research Conference

A joint meeting of 

American Association of Apiculturists
Apiary Inspectors of America
Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists

to be held in conjunction with

The 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow

A joint meeting of 

American Honey Producers Association
American Beekeeping Federation

January 12-13 (Thu-Fri), 2017

Galveston, TX

Keynote Speakers: 

Jeff PettisInstitute of Bee Health, University of Bern, Switzerland


Steve Pernal, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Beaverlodge, AB



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 Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) and the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and in conjunction with the 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference and Tradeshow.

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


See the General Agenda and the Detailed Presentation Schedule.

Presentation specifics: Talks will be 12 min in length. 

Agenda and Talk Schedule: 

Thursday, January 12

  7:15 –  8:00   —Registration and check-in
  8:00 –  8:10   —Welcome and announcements
  8:10 –  9:00   —Keynote speaker (Jeff Pettis)
  9:00 –11:45   —Scientific Presentations (Student Competition)
11:45 –  1:00   —Lunch break
  1:00 –  5:00   —Scientific Presentations 
   5:00 – 6:30   —NC1173 business meeting

  6:30 –  8:00   —Poster session and Social,                                                                      sponsored by Veto-pharma

Friday, January 13

  8:00 –  8:10   —Announcements and student awards

  8:10 – 9:00    —Keynote speaker (Steve Pernal)
  9:00 –12:00   —Scientific Presentations

12:00 –  1:30   —AAPA business meeting                                      (lunch included for pre-registered AAPA members)

  1:30 –  5:00   —Scientific Presentations
   5:00 –  5:30   —AIA/AAPA/CAPA panel discussion


Registration, Lodging and Meeting information:

The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) will conduct the 2017 American Bee Research Conference (ABRC) at the San Luis Resort and Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, TX on January 12-13, 2017.



Business meeting: The AAPA business meeting will be held Friday, January 13, 2017 and will include a catered lunch. We hope to see our members there! Please RSVP on the registration form. MUST pre-register by Dec 16 in order to have lunch provided.

Lodging:  See the North American Beekeeping Conference website


Registration is now closed!


Payment options for AAPA members. Updated membership information can be submitted below.

AAPA Registration and Membership dues

Registration/Payment for AIA will be linked here when available.

CAPA members can register online and here via the CAPA website.



AAPA Membership Dues are now being accepted for 2017!

Update/submit your information here:

Membership Information Request Form

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