Alabama Beekeepers Association
The 2014 Convention will be held September 26 & 27, 2014 at the Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama. - Kelley's will be attending this event.
The Performing Arts Center is a fantastic facility with a 600 seat auditorium, a 13,000 square feet exhibition hall, caterer kitchen, either three or six classrooms, ample parking, suitable situation for live bees, and only 1.1 mile off I-65 at exit 212.
There will be topics for everyone whether you are an experienced beekeeper, beginning beekeeper, or non-beekeepers. There will be plenty to eat and plenty to do, plus the fellowship will be great.
The following suppliers will most likely be at the convention, all were are regular attendees and were at the 2013 convention:
Rossman Apiaries - 1-800-333-7677 Beekeeping Supplies
Walter T. Kelley - 1-800 233-2899 Beekeeping Supplies
Dadant - 1-888-922-1293 Beekeeping Supplies
Mann Lake Ltd - 1-800-880-7694 - Beekeeping Supplies
This is a dynamic list so check back as convention date approaches for new additions.
Orders placed with attending suppliers will be delivered to the convention with no shipping charge (you must be there to pick them up or arrange to have someone pick them up). Place your orders timely and request delivery at the Alabama Beekeepers Association annual convention. Their trucks and trailers fill up pretty fast and once full, no more orders can be taken from that supplier for the 2014 convention delivery so be sure and place your order as early as possible. Check your normal delivery costs, it may be that your convention delivery savings will cover your convention expenses!
Make your plans now to attend. You do not want to miss this meeting. We will have another “Beekeeper of the Year” award. The Beekeeper of the Year is recommended by the members and final selection will be made by the President with help as needed from the Board of Directors. So get your recommendations in to the President ASAP.
We will have many door prizes and one Grand Prize.
We normally have rooms blocked off and special deals worked with several local motels in the area so be sure and check back as convention time approaches for the latest motel deals. When you make your reservations and check in remind them that you are with the Alabama Beekeepers Associations to take advantage of any deals available to us.
Convention registration forms will be available here so be sure and check back as the convention date approaches. Come and be a part of this meeting and that will help it to be a lot better. See you in Clanton.