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Alabama Beekeepers Association

2017 Annual Meeting 

Schedule of events

 Registration Form

 Honey Show Rules

Slate of Nominees

Driving Directions

The 2017 Convention will be held September 22 and 23 and, 2017  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 most likely be at the convention:

All of the above suppliers attendance have not been confirmed, however this is our usual list of suppliers in attendance. If you would like to place an order with any of them for pickup at the convention, please go ahead and do so but first inquire as to whether or not they plan to attend. If they had not, your inquiry might convince them to attend.

 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 some 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 they usually offer free shipping on all orders over $100.    Please verify this before placing your order.

You must be there to pick up your order(s) or arrange to have someone pick them up for you.    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 2017 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 as well as many more door prizes.

We normally have rooms blocked off and special deals worked with several local motels in the area.   Please check back here for the latest deals  as they are negotiated by the convention chairman and team.      The below motels (and campground) are conveniently located near the convention.

Exit 205

New construction - Very nice.

            63 rooms - King or double $129.00 + tax

            Over two people in a room - Add $10.00

            All rooms are non-smoking

Express breakfast included

Microwave, refrigerator & free wi-fi

Managers - Paresh & Darshana Patel

Phone (205) 280-1880

New construction - Very nice.

53 rooms - King or double $85.00 + tax

Rate is for two adults and two children

All rooms are non-smoking

Continental breakfast included

Microwave, refrigerator & free wi-fi

Manager - Paresh Patel

Phone (205) 280-1006


Older motel but newly furnished - Clean & well kept

41 rooms - King $49.95 + tax - Double $52.95 + tax

All rooms on ground floor for easy access

Smoking & non-smoking rooms

No breakfast served

Wi-fi, pool & free HBO

Manager - Dilip Patel – 18 years on the job there

Phone (205) 251-1962


Newer construction – Nice

40 rooms - King or double $50.00 + tax

Rate is for two adults

Smoking & non-smoking rooms

Continental breakfast included

Microwave, refrigerator & free wi-fi

Manager – Agit Patel

Phone (205) 755-8500


Former Holiday Inn Motel – Older facility

60 rooms - King or double $59.00 + tax

Smoking & non-smoking rooms

Continental breakfast included

Microwave, refrigerator & free wi-fi

Manager – Jenee Miller

Phone (205) 755-2420
Exit 208


Former Shoney’s Motel

73 rooms - King or double $54.00 + tax

Smoking & non-smoking rooms

$1.00 breakfast coupon at Shoney’s next door

Microwave, refrigerator & free wi-fi

Manager – Bryan Smith

Phone (205) 280-0306


(Previously The KOA Campground)

50 sites on a stocked lake with fishing privileges

Call at (205) 755-2623 for more information on rates and availability.

Cable and wifi at no extra costs to you.

Exit 212



(Adjoining the Jefferson State Community College on Hwy 145, also known as the Lay Dam Road)

Click here for Convention registration forms.


 last updated 8/22/2017 brf