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IUSSI Andean-Caribbean Section Meeting 7-11 August, 2017

The Andean-Caribbean Section (formerly Bolivarian Section) will hold its Eleventh Biennial General Meeting in the city of Tarapoto, Peru, 7-11 August 2017.  The meeting is hosted by URKU Estudios Amazónicos ( y la Universidad Nacional de San Martín (  Tarapoto is located on the high-amazonian plateau at about 365 m, with ready access to the Upper Amazon Region.  The meeting will include a field trip on the penultimate day.

Those with an interest in neotropical social insects and general problems of social insects are cordially invited to join us.  Colleagues from outside the Andean-Caribbean region will participate on the same basis as section members.  As always, the languages will be Spanish, English and Portuguese.

A second announcement will follow shortly.  Interested colleagues can place themselves on the mailing list by contacting section president Marilena Marconi

2017 American Bee Research Conference Call for Presentations

The American Association of Professional Apiculturists, Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists and the Apiary Inspectors of America are joining the 2017 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow in Galveston, TX on January 12-13, 2016 (all day Thursday and Friday).

The full conference is a joint meeting of the American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council, so it is sure to be a busy and productive venture!

Registration and presentation submission is open! Titles and abstracts must be submitted by November 1, 2016. If you have research to share involving the genus Apis, we welcome your submissions. Abstracts are required at the time of registration. Due to the combined meeting, we may have to select oral presentations, so access to abstracts will help with this process. Posters are also encouraged, and we will have an evening poster session. We are looking forward to an outstanding meeting full of exciting talks and poster presentations, headlined by our keynote speakers, Jeff Pettis and Steve Pernal.

Pre-registration is required for those who wish to present and for AAPA members who want to enjoy a catered lunch during our business meeting on Friday, January 13.

The registration form and meeting info can be found at:

Please pass this information to your students and any other interested parties. Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

We hope you’ll be able to join us in Galveston!

Mike Simone-Finstrom, AAPA Vice-President (

Elina L. Niño, AAPA President ( <>)

Lanie Bourgeois, AAPA Secretary/Treasurer (Lanie.Bourgeois@ARS.USDA.GOV)


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