"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
The Beekeepers’ of Indiana (BoI) will hold its Indiana Bee School XIV in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday February 27, 2016. At Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221 it’s easily accessible from I-465 loop. Click here for directions and special rates for local hotels.
Our guest speaker will be Kim Flottum, the editor of Bee Culture magazine, published by the A. I. Root Company, in Medina, (northeast) Ohio. You will have a chance to meet and informally visit with beekeepers from across the state of Indiana, in addition to attendees from many other states. Click here for a full list of speakers.
Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 4:15 p.m.
Registration is now closed and there are no walkins.
Lectures, hands-on workshops and discussions will be held for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability. Topics on introductory beekeeping tools and techniques, as well as learning opportunities for the more advanced beekeeper will be available. Click here for a agenda.
Along with a great program are a raffle, an auction and a variety of vendor displays and supplies from several of the top vendors such as Brushy Mountain, Dadant, Kelley Beekeeping and others. Click here for a list of vendors and crafts.
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? 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.
Here is a Swarm Call List of The Beekeepers of Indiana by county along with name and contact numbers.
As a member of The Beekeepers of Indiana, we 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, subject "Speaker List".
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.
Yes, you are seeing correctly. You may sign up for a complimentary membership to our national beekeeping organization.
The Mann Lake Scholarship was established to encourage a worthy young individual to pursue an interest in honey bees and beekeeping. The Scholarship will provide financial assistance for the selected candidate to attend an annual EAS conference. In addition to the waiver of registration fees by EAS for the short course and the main conference, the Scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to the successful candidate to offset other conference expenses.
If you are interested, please click here.
Checking your hive before winter is just as critical as checking them in the spring for swarm cells. Established hives need about 80 pounds of feed.
Healthy bees should have a low mite count. Low means 1-2 mites per hundred or below 3%.
Hives need a wind block to protect from the north and west winds.
Be sure you have mouse guards on to keep those pesky rodents out.
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'.
Many of our members have been busy spreading the word about beekeeping with the community. See stories in the BEE Links page.
You can renew your membership or join The Beekeepers of Indiana (BoI) 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.
What is Apimondia? Apimondia is the bi-annual congress of the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations. The federation was founded in 1949 and has a mission of promoting the scientific, technical, ecological, social and economic apiculture development in all countries.
The next Apimondia International Congress will be held in Istanbul, Turkey September 29th - October 4, 2017.
There were over 30 individuals who paid their own way to help participate in our bid for 2019. We had a great presentation and Congress planned. Our team did a FANTASTIC job in South Korea, but the USA was not selected to host the 2019 Apimondia congress. We are certainly disappointed, but take pride in all we have accomplished over the past three years. Thank you to all our committee members, sponsors and all of you for your support during this project.
I'd especially like to thank Indiana for it's support. Both State Organizations, Local Clubs and individual beekeepers were the first to answer the call to assist our efforts. Debbie Seib, Chairman
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