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Utah Beekeepers' Association

As Currently Organized since 1892, but Serving and Representing Utah's Beekeepers Since the Early 1860's



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Utah Beekeepers' Conventions

The Utah Beekeepers' Association hosts an annual convention for its members of all skill levels. This is a great place to learn the ins and outs of beekeeping from the pros. All association members are welcome and encouraged to attend. These meetings are generally held in the Salt Lake area during the winter months. Association membership is required to attend and is offered at no charge to members.

The next convention will be on Feb 19-20, 2021 online via Zoom (link to be provided later).

2021 keynote speakers will be will be announced soon.

To register for the 2021 convention, go to here after you pay your 2021 dues here.

2020 convention speakers included David Burns (Colony Management), Richard Homer (Backyard beekeeper to Commercial Beekeeper), Rebecca Nielsen (Bottling and Labeling Your Honey), and Joey Caputo and Steve Stanko of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

2019 convention speakers included Mel Disselkoen (On-the-Spot queen-rearing); Scott Brady (An update on the phages for treatment of Foulbrood); Katharina Davitt (Waxmoth, Yellow Jackets); Peter Somers (Why colonies disappear); Deric Despain (Research in winter feeding).

2018 convention speakers included Meghan Milbrath of the Michigan State University Department of Entomology; James Rehm of Smoot Honey; Joey Caputo of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food; James Stoddard, Commercial Beekeeper, Bob Newswander, Commercial Beekeeper; and Blaine Nay, County Bee Inspector for Iron County.

2017 convention speakers included Dr. Keith Delaplane of the University of Georgia; Stephen CoyRussian Bee Breeders AssociationDiana Cox-Foster, USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Unit; Ed Irvine, USDA; Bob Newswander, Utah Commercial Beekeeper; and Roger Stephenson, Utah Commercial Beekeeper.

Click here for items from past conventions.

Other organizations with upcoming conventions of possible interest to Utah beekeepers: