I just found out that the 2011 North American Beekeeping Conference and Tradeshow is going on right now in Galveston and ends tomorrow January 8th. According to the website, it was in Orlando last year so I’m assuming it alternates cities. Maybe I’ll get lucky and they will pick Austin next year.
It is a joint effort of the American Beekeeping Federation, the American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council. I am not familar with any of these organizations so I will have to take some time to check them out and see what they are all about.