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  1. #1
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    Default National Beekeeping Conference

    So what is the conference like? I have never been.
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    look at www.abforg.net . Tells list of speakers and subjects. Probably 400+ attending with most majoy suppliers and equipment from small to large including forklifts.

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    Do you have an idea of how many vendor show up? The reason I ask is I am thinking of looking into a vendor booth for the 2010 show.
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    why don't you contact frank... wgbee farm. I met him at the abf convention a few years ago in austin and he had a booth.

    attentdance can vary greatly. the one held in austin looked like a managable crowd... there was reports that the one last year in sacramento was wall to wall.

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    I went to Sacramento last year. Place was packed! Lots of vendors - really enjoyed seeing everything. Interesting lectures. I think the number of attendees was way more than anticipated. I am looking forward to Reno next week.

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    My favorite part is in the hallways and at the bar. The talking to the other beekeepers. I learn more from them than the speakers.
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Default ABF Meetings

    We attended the ABF In Kentucky and Auston

    Kentucky was a good Meeting- very informative and as a vendor for Global Patties- Sales were very good. We left excited and looking forward to Austin.

    Austin- was a complete turn around- Several of the meetings were duplicates of the Kentucky meeting and attendance was not as great as Kentucky IMO. Expenses were high since I had to carry heavy product to site. As a vendor for Global Patties- we only sold 1 case of patties from the ton that I carried. We were located away from the entrance and other vendors with simular product were more centrally located --- just luck. That happens sometimes.
    -ALTHOUGH I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED IF YOU LEARN ONE THING NEW IT IS WORTH THE TRIP.

    Sacramento was too expensive for us to go, as is the one being held now. I am a small guy trying to sell a few patties and queens to make a living.
    Its tough working a full time 50 hour a week job and taking care of the bees.

    Frank

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    Sacramento was huge last year. Reno was ok, was about 600 people. Its always nice for us being from Masachusetts to meet some of the "left coasters"
    We are really looking forward to Orlando. I hope to see alot of southern beeks.
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    when was the conference in KY? Where was it located? I wish I knew about it sooner instead of after the fact.

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