"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
Registration is now open for HAS conference. Preregistration is open until July 8th. You may sign up online or download the form and mail it in. The conference is 3 days; however, you may sign up for a single day or two days for a discounted amount.
We have a great agenda and some fabulous breakout sessions. Krispn Given will be holding an artificitial insemination class, and as usual, he and Dr. Greg Hunt will be holding the queen rearing seminar.
There will be an ice-cream social on Thursday night and a BBQ with a great band on Friday night.
Several vendors will be onsite including those vendors for the ladies that sell that unique or hard to find Bee jewelry. For speakers, tentative agenda, directions and other information, click here.
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.
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.
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.
The state fair begins on August 5th this year and we are excited to be one team working in one booth. Volunteers will receive a ticket for entrance to the fair. If you're new to beekeeping, it's a great way to learn more from the experienced beekeepers working in the booth. If you'd like to volunteer to work at the booth, send an email to Greg and Susan Peterson Subject: State Fair Volunteer or you may use the form online and submit your information. You may sign up for more then one session and you may sign up for sessions that are not the day your club is working. It's a great way to meet new beekeepers and make new friends. To sign up online, .
This one of a kind observation hive in a 150 year old oak was won by Barry McNulty at Purdue Field Day and will be on display at the Cool Creek Nature Park. Greg and Krispn donated the hive to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to help with their pollinator garden.
The weekend of our conference 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. Registration is now open for the Fall Conference and the Fall Beekeeping School. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
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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