On Friday, January 13th from 9:00 – Noon, local and visiting elementary-aged kids are welcomed to the Galveston Island Convention Center to participate in the “Kids and Bees” program. This no-charge event has been a tradition with the ABF conference for over 20 years, and is a “don’t miss” opportunity for school groups, home schooled kids, scouts, and clubs. Kids and their teachers or parents can expect a room full of hands-on exhibits under the themes of, “The Art of Beekeeping,” “The Science of Beekeeping,” “The World of Beekeeping,” and “The Future of Bees: It’s Up to You!” Favorites such as beeswax candle rolling, bee finger puppet making, and hive displays will be there. The highlights this year will be face painting, a photo booth with costumes, and an ultraviolet “Bee View” demonstration. Students will make their way through each station, engaging with beekeepers and Honey Queens from around the US, and activities that will harness their senses and imaginations.
About the American Beekeeping Federation:
The ABF is a national organization with over 4,700 members that continually works in the interest of all beekeepers, large or small, and those associated with the industry to ensure the future of the honey bee. Our members share a common interest to work toward better education and information for all segments of the industry in the hope of increasing our chances for survival in today's competitive world.
About the 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow:
The 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow will be held in Galveston, Texas, at the San Luis Resort and Galveston Island Convention Center, January 10-14, 2017. We are excited to announce that this will be a joint conference with the American Beekeeping Federation, The American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council. Join us in "Building a Sweeter Future" where we'll focus on improving bee colony health and sustainability during a challenging time for beekeepers. As always, this conference promises to bring you the most up-to-date information within the beekeeping industry, the latest products and services offered by our many exhibitors and sponsors and fantastic opportunities for you to network with your fellow beekeepers.