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2015 Convention Review

This year was a big success at our Sacramento convention. There were over 440 attendees including many wonderful speakers and exhibitors. Researchers from all over the United States presented the latest scientific advancements and seasoned, professional beekeepers presented practical insights into hive management. Attendees ranged from multigenerational commercial beekeepers to brand-new beekeepers just starting their first hives. Many beekeepers brought the whole family, including children, to the convention.


A big highlight of this year’s convention was the presentation of a $10,000 check from CSBA Research Funds to Dr. Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab. The CSBA would like to thank all of our members and sponsors for making this convention such a success. You can see a full list of our 2015 sponsors on the Events page.


If you missed the convention this year, be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s convention, November 15th-17th at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA. There are plenty of activities both in and outside of the convention to keep the whole family entertained. Keep in mind that the San Diego Zoo will be less than 10 miles away! A strong attendance at the CSBA annual conventions allows funds to be raised for vital research and promotes connections and communication within the beekeeping community. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper or just someone who loves bees and wants to learn more, there is something for everyone at the CSBA Convention!