2022
Convention &

Trade Show

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AHPA 2022 Convention and Trade Show
When
Nov 29, 2:00 PM – Dec 03, 12:00 PM
Where
La Paloma Resort & Spa,
3800 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA

Registration Information

Convention Registration includes one adult, spouse and children under 18

 Full Conference: Early bird Registration (before October 20, 2022)…………………………$225          
                 Full Conference: Pre-register (Oct 21 -  Nov 20, 2022)…………......…………… $250 
                 Two Days:           Pre-register ……………………………………………….……….$140  
                 Single Day:          Pre-register …………………………………………………….....$  80  

 

At the Door  registration after Nov 20 (pre-registrations cannot be accepted after November 20 and will be charged at the door)
                         Full Conference  $295……….Two Days $160………..Single Day $100

 

If you would like to pay your 2023 membership dues at this time you may add it as an item when you add your tickets.

2023 Membership Dues

Voting Members:              
                 Commercial 3 (20,000 + hives)…………............................................................$5,000*
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                 Commercial 2 (5,000 - 19,999 hives)……..........................................................$2,000*˚

                 Commercial 1 (500 - 4,999 hives)……..…..........................................................$1,000*
                 Sideline (25 - 499 hives)………………........................................................……$500*  
                 Hobbyist (1 - 24 hives)…………….......................................................…………$100* 

                   *plus voluntary per hive contribution $.50 per hive

                   (ex. 4000 hives = $1000 plus ($.50 x 4000= $2000) = $3000 annual dues)

                   ˚includes two voting memberships

  
Non - Voting Associate:
                Firm or Beekeeping Association……..................................................................$500  
                Individual (Scientist-Apiary Inspector).............................................................…$100    

Download Registration Packet and mail or email to Cassie

Cassie Cox
AHPA
PO Box 435
Mendon, UT 84325
 

Cassie@ahpanet.com
 

Click Here to Download PDF

Hotel Information

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This oasis is no mirage. The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel in the middle of the Sonoran Desert that was voted a Top Resort by Condé Nast Traveler readers. With staggering views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, feel the sense of adventure with a stroll through Sabino Canyon or learn about local wildlife at one the areas many museums. This resort balances activity with leisure, offering dynamic work spaces and five outdoor pools with cabanas, chaise lounge chairs and

Westin La Paloma
Resort & Spa


3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, Arizona
85718

shimmering waterfalls. Reserve a tee time at our JackNicklaus Signature Golf Course and a wellness massage at the world class La Paloma Spa & Salon. Collaborate in 78,427 square feet of event space and refuel at AZuL Restaurant serving Latin inspired fare. After a long day, rest in your Westin Heavenly® Bed and recharge with the in-room coffeemaker. Take in the sunny Tucson sunshine from a private balcony or patio and find yourself right where you're supposed to be. At Westin, exceptional service is our standard.

Room Rates

$165 includes breakfast

Make hotel reservations in the AHPA special priced room block here.

General Vendor Information

Vendors will set up on November 30, 2021.


The Welcome Reception will be at 6:30pm on November 30th at 6:30pm and the official trade show starts 8:00am December 1st.

 

Download Vendor Application:         PDF

Download Vendor Application:         DOC

 

To register online click on "Register Now" button above

 


 **Shipping and electrical services form & information for the Crowne Plaza Hotel** Download Here

 

Deadline for registration is October 1, 2021.

 

Send the AHPA Vendor form to the following address, and contact Cassie for any questions: cassie@ahpanet.com or 281-900-9740. 

Cassie Cox, AHPA
PO Box 435
Mendon, UT 84325

Directions from Airport to Hotel

Tucson Airport, 7250 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756  to

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

 

Directions

Tucson International Airport

7250 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756

 

Take S Alvernon Way and S Swan Rd to E Vía Palomita in Catalina Foothills

31 min (16.3 mi)

 

Head south on S Tucson Blvd

10 ft

 

 Slight left toward E Corona Rd

246 ft

 

 Slight left onto E Corona Rd

1.5 mi

 

 

 Turn left onto S Alvernon Way

4.0 mi

 

 Keep left to continue on Golf Links Rd

1.7 mi

 

 Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto S Swan Rd

7.8 mi

 

 Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E Sunrise Dr

1.3 mi

 

 Turn left onto E Vía Palomita

0.3 mi

 

Turn right

Destination will be on the right

0.3 mi

 

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

3800 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

Key Note Speaker

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Dr Jamie Ellis

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Dr. Jamie Ellis is the Gahan Endowed Professor of Entomology in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida. He has a BS degree in Biology from the University of Georgia (USA) and a PhD in Entomology from Rhodes University in South Africa. At the University of Florida, Jamie has responsibilities in Extension, instruction, and research. Regarding his Extension work, Jamie works with assorted clientele through diverse programming such as the UF/IFAS Bee College and the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program. As an instructor, Jamie supervises PhD and masters students. Currently, Jamie and his team have over 30 active research projects in the fields of honey bee husbandry, conservation and ecology, and integrated crop pollination.

Convention & Trade Show

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Our conference sessions are on new research and hot topics within the beekeeping industry such as legislative changes, new science information, honey trade & adulteration issues, and honey market & pollination reports.

Our trade show is one of the best beekeeping trade shows in the country and it's a highlight for the convention attendees to come and meet new companies and see new products.

Off Site Activity-Two of Them!

1-Tour The Carl Hayden Bee Research Center

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The CHBRC conducts research to optimize the health of honey bee colonies, through improved nutrition and control of Varroa mites in order to maximize production of honey bee pollinated crops.

2-Dinner at the Whistle Stop Depot

Get ready to be inspired! What was once an old warehouse, the Whistle Stop Depot has now been reborn into an iconic Tucson Venue location made from recycled, repurposed, reclaimed,

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and hand made materials!

Come take a tour and you'll see it's not just the walls that tell a story! Every piece of the building is a piece of history!

 You may do one or both!

Tour the Bee Lab December 1st, 3:30pm   $30
Dinner at Whistle Stop Depot December 1st, 5:30pm  $85

Both Tour & Dinner 3:30pm  $85

*Tickets are not included in the registration and must be bought separately.  One ticket per person, spouses and children are not included in a ticket price. Tickets are not refundable

Donate to our Banquet Auction 

We also have a Banquet and Auction on Friday night. Our members enjoy a nice dinner and have a lot of fun with the auction after!

 

This would also be a great way to advertise your business. You could provide items from your company that beekeepers need or provide gift certificates for them to use.

 

Please send all items directly to the hotel c/o Cassie Cox no more than 3 days prior to November 29, 2022. See La Paloma Resort's Forms for shipping information.

 

***Please do not send items to the AHPA office***

Welcome Reception

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Start the convention right by enjoying an evening of catching up with familiar faces and network with new ones! Enjoy food and drinks and get exclusive access to the exhibitors you've been waiting to meet. Network with peers as you

preview cutting-edge products from all our Trade Show vendors!

Everyone is welcome to attend. This year we will have a jazz band to welcome our guests and Bayou Cirque performers!

Tuesday, November 29, 2022       6:30pm-10:00pm      No charge

Banquet & Auction

 

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The banquet is a highlight of the convention! Elegant dining with friends and then our “infamous” auction. Let the fun begin when the bidding wars start for the latest tools of the trade and unique gifts for your “honey.” 

You’ll also get a chance to find out “Who’s Who” in the Beekeeping Industry with awards going to this year’s Beekeeper of the Year and Friend of the Industry.

You won’t want to miss this night of socializing and friendly competition.

Friday, December 2, 2022          $75.00

*Tickets are not included in the registration and must be bought separately.  One ticket per person, spouses and children are not included in a ticket price.

Tickets are not refundable

Convention Program Guide 

We will have a Convention Schedule Program Guide and are offering advertising spots. This booklet will be inside every registration packet that attendees receive. The booklet will be in full color. Advertising rates and dimensions (W x H) are listed below. Deadline is October 15, 2022. Please email your ad (JPEG or PDF files only) to cassie@ahpanet.com by October 15, 2022.

Please add as a "ticket" when you register as a vendor online.

 

·Full page 5"x 8.5" = $250.00

·Half page 5” x 4”  = $150.00

·1/3 page  5" x 2 ¼” = $100.00

·1/4 page  2” x 2” = $75.00

**LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE**

Heavy Equipment Vendors 

If you have heavy equipment we would love to have you display your equipment!

 

Please contact Cassie Cox to make arrangements

 

281-900-9740

Cassie@ahpanet.com

Convention Sponsorships

We have some exciting opportunities for sponsorships!

These are great opportunities to promote your business.

 

Your company logos will be on signs displayed at the convention  throughout the week, your company will be highlighted as a sponsor of an event, your company name will be listed in the program guide as a sponsor, and your name tags will have a Convention Sponsor ribbon.

Convention Sponsor

Platinum…..................$5000 +

      Includes 2 vendor tables and two banquet or activity tickets 

Gold……….................$2000 - $4999

     Includes 1 vendor table

Silver………................$1000 - $1999

Bronze…….................$500 - $999

 

Coffee Break Sponsor………………………………….$1,000

     Vendor will sponsor a coffee break and can speak for 15

                                                 

 

Vendor Speaker Sponsor……………………………...$1,500

      Vendor will speak for 15 minutes during speaker session     

 

 

Sponsor a luncheon-please contact Cassie to make arrangements, 281-900-9740 or cassie@ahpanet.com

 

If you would like to participate in any of these sponsorships please  download the vendor form and send it to the address provided on the form. Also send your company logo and information for the sponsor posters and program guide.

-or -

click the "Donate" button and send Cassie your company logo and information for the sponsor posters and program guide:

Cassie@ahpanet.com

Convention Bag Inserts

 

Every year we hand out hundreds of registration packets to the convention attendees. They always look forward to extra information and goodies in their bags.

 

You can have any inserts, brochures, pens, notepads, key chains, or anything else you would like to promote your business! You will need to provide the material you would like in the packet. There is no charge, you will just need to ship the items to the hotel.

 

This is a great way to advertise your business. 

 

Please send all items directly to the hotel c/o Cassie Cox no more than 3 days prior to November 29, 2022. See La Paloma Resort's Forms for shipping information.

 

***Please do not send items to the AHPA office***

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Schedule at a Glance
*subject to change*

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Convention Sponsorships

We have some exciting opportunities for sponsorships!

These are great opportunities to promote your business.

 

Your company logos will be on signs displayed at the convention  throughout the week, your company will be highlighted as a sponsor of an event, your company name will be listed in the program guide as a sponsor, and your name tags will have a Convention Sponsor ribbon.

Platinum…..................$5000 +

Includes 2 vendor tables and two banquet or activity tickets                              

Gold……….................$2000 - $4999

Includes 1 vendor table

Silver………................$1000 - $1999

Bronze…….................$500 - $999

Coffee Break Sponsor………………….$1,000

Vendor will sponsor a coffee break and can speak for 15 minutes

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If you would like to participate in any of these sponsorships please click on the REGISTER NOW button at the top of the page or download the vendor form and send it to the address provided on the form.

 

Also, send your company logo and information for the sponsor posters and program guide to Cassie before October 15th.

You do not need to be a vendor to be a sponsor.

Cassie@ahpanet.com

Sponsorships are greatly appreciated, however, after October 15th we will no longer be able to add
your logo to printed materials.

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Register for Golf Tournament

 

 

 

You will need to register for the golf tournament separately from the convention registration.

 

Please add the Golf Tournament ticket with your convention registration to pay the registration fees.