"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
The Beekeepers of Indiana (TBoI) will hold elections at the Fall Meeting on October 29th, 2016. Since we are under an interim board all positions are up for election: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, 6 Directors-at-Large and 6 Regional Directors. According to our by-laws, the Vice–President, Treasurer and the six Directors-at-Large shall begin their terms after the election at the Fall meeting of each odd numbered year; therefore, they will serve one year and will be up for election again in 2017.
To be eligible to run for a position.
Now is a good time for you to get more involved with the exciting growth of our organization. If you are interested in running for one of the positions on The Beekeepers of Indiana Board, please contact a member of the nominating committee, Joe Kimmel – firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Seib – email@example.com.
Eligible members who cannot be present for the vote at the annual fall conference may submit an absentee ballot. Click here for information on how to vote by absentee ballot.
Swarms are more prevalent in the Spring; however, anytime a hive is overcrowded they may swarm. What's the difference between a swarm and a cut out or trap out? See a short explanation below. If you need to find someone interested in removing swarms check out the Swarm Call List link below. If you have bees in a structure, check out the Cut Out List link below.
Swarms - a cluster of bees that have landed on a temporary location, usually a tree limb or fence.
Cut outs - hive of bees are in a structure; home, garage, etc.
Trap Outs- a hive is located inside a structure that prohibits the removal of any of the structure to get to the bees. This is the most time consuming and requires several trips to the location.
Would you like to know where you can buy honey in your local area? Click on 'Local Honey' or check out the 'Local Honey' page under 'Services'.
You can renew your membership or join The Beekeepers of Indiana (TBoI) using PayPal as well as continue to mail them in. If you'd like to mail them, please note the address for sending in your dues.
The Beekeepers of Indiana
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane
Mooresville, IN 46158
Attn: Debbie Seib, Treasurer
The address label on your newsletter includes your dues expiration date.
For more information see the Membership tab on our website.
The Bee Informed Partnership is a 5 year effort funded by USDA/NIFA (U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture). It is a large collaboration between research institutions, Universities, and beekeepers from all over the country.
The main idea behind the Bee Informed Partnership is to get information collected from beekeepers back to other beekeepers quickly so they can make more informed decisions.
For more information on this and other research being done, visit the Research section on our Bee Links page.
The board of directors meeting will be Friday, October 28th beginning at 12:30 pm. Click here to see the agenda. The meeting is open to the public.
The Beekeepers of Indiana Fall Conference will be held at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana. The membership meeting and conference will be Saturday, October 29th. Click here to see the conference agenda.
Registration is now open for the Fall Conference Bee School and the Fall Meeting and Conference. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT EVENT.
Fall Meeting and Conference, you may register online or by downloading the registration form and mailing it in.
To register online, click here.
Registration includes coffee, juice and donuts as well as a buffet lunch.
The Beekeepers of Indiana (TBoI) will hold a beginning beekeeping school in conjunction with the annual Fall conference. If you are interested in keeping honeybees or if you are just interested in learning more about this amazing creature, this school is for you. The Beekeeping School is designed for beekeepers that have little to no experience in beekeeping and will offer the basics on honey bees but will focus on beekeeping and relevant information on challenges new beekeepers may encounter their first year and beyond.
Registration is now open for Beekeeping School for the Fall Conference. You may register online or by downloading the registration form and mailing it in.
For additional information about the beekeeping school, contact Larry Kemerly, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call.
This weekend is a home football game for Notre Dame so hotels will be filling up fast. If you wish to book your room, Swan Lake will hold the rooms for us until September 1. At that time all rooms will be released to the public. All rooms include breakfast served from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Room Types are: Double Queen, King, Log Cabins and Cottages.
Kings and Doubles - $149
Cottages - $179
Log Cabins - $399
To book a room, you'll need to call the hotel and tell them you are with The Beekeepers of Indiana. The phone number is 800-935-5616, ext. 763.
Krispn Given, apiculture specialist at Purdue University, about honeybee hives and their ability to survive mite infestations. click here
Yes, you are seeing correctly. You may sign up for a complimentary membership to our national beekeeping organization.
The ABF Board and Membership/Marketing Committee would like for you to understand what all the buzz is about. All first time members in 2016 can receive a complimentary membership! We want you to see all the ABF has to offer you as beekeeper! This is at no cost to you until December 31, 2016. Click here to join today!
ABF is here to serve you and your needs as a beekeeper through:
Our 2016 Complimentary Membership is free to anyone who has never been a member of ABF. You will receive electronic access to our educational webinars, discounted conference pricing, the monthly ABF E-Buzz, and much more! All memberships will expire December 31, 2016. We are excited to have you join the largest national beekeeping organization in America! Click here to join today!
Interested in speaker at other local associations? Have a specific area of beekeeping expertise and willing to share that knowledge with other beekeepers?
Many of our local clubs would like to hear what other clubs are doing, tips and tricks for keeping our honey bees alive and surviving through winter.
Perhaps you are passionate about Top Bar Hives, Warre Hives or just Live Hives and you'd like to share that passion with other beekeepers.
Send an email to email@example.com, subject "Speaker List".
As a member of The Beekeepers of Indiana, you'll receive a quarterly newsletter. If your newsletter has been returned to us two quarters in a row, the next quarter will not be sent until we are notified and have a correct address.
If you have moved, or will be at a different location and your mail is not forwarded, please contact us so you don't miss out on any important beekeeping events happening in Indiana. Contact Debbie Seib, the Treasurer for address changes.