Alabama Beekeepers Association
2014 Annual Meeting
The 2014 Convention will be held September 26 & 27, 2014 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama.
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 be at the convention:
There will be other suppliers at the convention some of which are:
.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 as such, however each supplier may add a small delivery charge. Please check with individual suppliers regarding delivery charges. Delivery charges are generally quiet a bargain when compared to "ship from the factory" charges. Due to travel distance, Mann Lake will be flying to the convention so they will not be able to bring merchandise that you order with them to the convention however right now they are offering free shipping on all orders over $100 and that will apply to orders placed at the convention.
must be there to pick up your order(s) 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 a significant portion of your 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 a significant portion of your convention related 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.
The main door prize this year will be a nine frame extractor. There will also be many more door prizes.
We normally have rooms blocked offand
special deals worked with several local motels in the area but this year only the Holiday Inn would offer us anything special and that is 10% off their regular room prices.In the aggregate, there are 330 motel rooms available, all at interstate exits. Five motels are at exit 205 and one at exit 208, along with the RV park. The are no motels at exit 212, where you get off to go to the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center (CPAC).
Only the Holiday Inn
Express offered a discount of 10%. The others said that they would
be happy to have our business but cautioned
that reservations should be made early. Most said that they are at
100% capacity on weekends with guests making reservation weeks or months
Followsis a comprehensive list of the six motels in Clanton, plus one RV park. Each one was visited personally to gathered this information.
Click here for Convention registration forms.
last updated 917/14 brf/be