The American Beekeeping Federation (ABF)

The American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) will act on behalf of the beekeeping industry on issues affecting the interests and the economic viability of the various sectors of the industry.

Call for Presentations

The call for papers is open! Friday June 21st is the deadline to be considered for our 2025 conference, if you are accepted you will be notified by July 1, 2024. Roll the dice and we’ll see you in Reno.

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Legislative Updates

We have a new page to list the latest Legislative updates, news about the industry, etc.

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Swarms Rescue and Removal

Who to Call when You Need Bees Removed

If you have unwanted bees around your home, you can contact a local beekeeper who may be able to remove the bees without killing them. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE BEES YOURSELF UNLESS YOU ARE AN EXPERIENCED BEEKEEPER!

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Who is the ABF?

For more than 80 years, the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) has been working in the interest of all beekeepers, large and small, and those associated with the beekeeping industry to ensure the future of the honey bee.

Mission & Values

The American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) will act on behalf of the beekeeping industry on issues affecting the interests and the economic viability of the various sectors of the industry.

Resolutions

The American Beekeeping Federation will work diligently through the self-policing program funded by the Honey Defense Fund to stop adulteration of honey and urges all its members to help in the fight against adulteration. NOTE: If you have a proposed resolution to request, submit to the Resolutions Committee Co-Chairs prior to the 2024 ABF Conference and Tradeshow. As a reminder, proposals need to be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to the business meeting which is scheduled for Friday, January 12 at 9:30 am CST. Submit to: Amanda Wooten, Co-Chair (amanda@wootensqueensbees.com) Jay Miller, Co-Chair (jaym@2jfarms.com)

Bylaws

The American Beekeeping Federation will work diligently through the self-policing program funded by the Honey Defense Fund to stop adulteration of honey and urges all its members to help in the fight against adulteration.

Who/What is the ABF?

Past Presidents

Since its founding, the members of the ABF have generously…

Directors & Officers

Dan Winter (EC) (term ends January 2024) President Phone: 239-564-0255 Jay Miller (EC) (term ends…

Committees

If you are interested in serving on an ABF committee,…

State Delegates

Let’s Grow Together ABF members in any given state may…

Headquarters Staff

Office American Beekeeping Federation 480 Town Center St N PMB#253 Mooresville, IN 46158-1379

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Legislative Issues and Updates

The American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) works tirelessly in Washington, D.C.,...

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