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 PettisUSDA-ARS Honey Bee Laboratory, Beltsville, MD


Steve PernalNational Bee Diagnostic Centre, Alberta, CAdr-_steve_pernal

Call for Abstracts!

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.

Abstract deadine: November 1, 2016

Abstract submission: Abstracts must be submitted via the online form below and MUST be accompanied by registration and payment directly to your organization. All presenters must have current membership in their respective organizations.

Presentation specifics: Talks will be 15 min in length. More details coming soon.

Student Paper Awards – NEW INFORMATION THIS YEAR! 

This award is offered for the best student papers presented at the American Bee Research Conference (ABRC). AAPA will give a $200 award for every 6 students presenting. For example, if 6 or fewer students were presenting there would be only one $200 award. If 12 students were presenting there would be two $200 awards.

Both graduate students and undergraduates are eligible for this award. The paper must involve the genus Apis. Students do not have to be members of AAPA, nor do their advisors need to be members.

The presenter should specify that he/she is a student participating in the competition when the title is submitted. Only one paper may be designated as participating in the competition.

Papers will be evaluated by a 3-judge panel for:

  • presentation (not including responses to questions) (70 points)
  • quality of research (30 points)

Comments from the judges will be returned to competitors to help strengthen their presentation skills.


Agenda and Talk Schedule (coming soon): 

Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

Thursday, January 12

  7:30 –  8:15   —Registration and check-in
  8:15 –  8:30   —Welcome and announcements
  8:30 –  9:15   —Keynote speaker (Jeff Pettis)
  9:15 –12:00   —Scientific Presentations
12:00 –  1:30   —Lunch break
  1:30 –  4:30   —Scientific Presentations
  4:30 –  6:00   —NC1173 business meeting

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

Friday, January 13

  8:30 –  9:15   —Keynote speaker (Steve Pernal)
  9:15 –12:00   —Scientific Presentations
12:00 –  1:30   —AAPA business meeting (lunch included for                                             AAPA members)
  1:30 –  4:00   —Scientific Presentations
  4:00 –  5:00   —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.

Lodging:  See the North American Beekeeping Conference website


Registration for ABRC 2017 opens September 24th!

Pre-registration deadline: December 16, 2016

Registration is a little different this year! See below for details:

Members of each organization will register and pay their registration fees for ABRC and/or their organization’s meeting directly with their respective organization (AAPA, AIA, or CAPA).

Abstract submission for everyone will be submitted here, via the form below. AAPA members will also pay ABRC registration fees and membership here, as usual.

*For AAPA members: The abstract submission form will also serve as your registration form.

Registration/Abstract submission form:

RSVP: AAPA Business meeting and lunch (AAPA members only)*
Presentation type:
Student competition:
Publish Abstract: (free)

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

Full Name:*
Membership type:*
Phone Number:
Additional Information:











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