What to Expect at Annual HAS Conferences
Heartland Apicultural Society (HAS) is a non-profit that works with volunteers to offer three full days of beekeeping education every year, rotating through Midwest and Southeastern states to reach as many beekeepers as possible.
The next HAS annual conference will be held July 6-8, 2020 on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN.
HAS offers classes for both beginning beekeepers as well as the more experienced beekeepers looking to update their beekeeping skills.
Once the details are finalized, early bird registration will open online with a reduced conference registration price and associated accommodations including meals.
Daily walk-ins are welcome during the conference for a daily conference fee.
In addition, the conference usually includes a honey show accepting entries in a variety of categories so keep that in mind as you harvest your honey.
To get an idea of previous annual conferences, check out posted programs and other history.
A Typical Day at HAS Annual Conferences
Each day of HAS annual conferences normally start with everyone meeting in a conference theatre featuring a keynote speaker. Those sessions are followed by break-out sessions that include classes both in meeting rooms as well as outside in bee yards.
A variety of vendors are on hand with a selection of beekeeping products. Many HAS attendees take advantage of the opportunity to save on shipping by placing their supply orders in advance to pick up at the conference.
Associated activities such as meals and evening events vary from year to year. Conference planners include events that would interest families who may be on vacation with beekeepers attending the session.
More details will be posted here as they are finalized so check back here to get the latest agenda and related information.
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