American Beekeeping Federation

American Beekeeping Federation (ABF)

The American Beekeeping Federation is a national organization established in 1943 that now has more than 1,200 members. The ABF sponsors several programs related to the beekeeping community and industry in the U.S., including States Delegates Assembly, Commercial Beekeepers SIG, Package Bee & Queen Breeders SIG, Honey Producers-Packer SIG, and Small scale-Sideliner SIG.

The ABF also maintains a legislative fund to lobby congress on beekeeping issues and operates the American Honey Queens and Princesses programs to educate the general public about honey bees and honey products. It is the largest and most diverse beekeeping organization in the U.S.