The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) hosted its annual meeting, the American Bee Research Conference (ABRC), in Jacksonville, Florida on January 5th and 6th, 2023 in conjunction with the American Beekeeping Federation’s annual convention. This conference provides a unique opportunity for AAPA members to interact and exchange ideas between industry, academia and the beekeeping community. As an organization, AAPA consists of senior and junior scientists, students, beekeepers and inspectors who work with or study honey bees. At this year’s ABRC, we showcased nearly 50 talks and poster presentations from bee researchers from the U.S. and Canada. Research topics included Pests, Pathogens and Beneficial Microbes; Breeding, Genetics and Evolution; Chemical Ecology, Behavior and Nutrition; Pesticides and Acaricides; and Beekeeping Management, Education and Outreach. The large number of presentations given by students and postdocs was noteworthy; the high quality of the research they presented is an asset for the AAPA. We were also thrilled to host two keynote speakers: Dr. Chelsea Cook (Marquette University) and Dr. David Tarpy (North Carolina State University). AAPA is pleased to share the abstracts of this year’s meeting with the readership of Bee Culture. We hope this information helps the beekeeping community learn about the latest research developments regarding honey bees in the U.S. and beyond. Thanks for reading and for participating in this year’s ABRC.
The editors of the 2023 ABRC Proceedings:
Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu
To read the proceedings, go to: https://www.beeculture.com/2023-abrc-proceedings/