The Indiana Beekeepers’ Association (IBA) will hold its Indiana Bee School XIII in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, February 28, 2015. It will be at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221, easily accessible from I-465 loop.
Jennifer Berry, Research Coordinator and Lab Manager, for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program will be the guest speaker. As always, at the Indiana Bee School, you'll have a chance to meet and informally visit with beekeepers from across the state of Indiana, in addition to attendees from many other states.
Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 4 p.m. Registration fee will be $30.00 per individual or $50.00 per family (lunch included).
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 temporarily 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 timeconsuming and requires several trips to the location.
Here is a Swarm Call List of Indiana Beekeepers Association by county along with name and contact numbers.
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 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.
Many of our members have been busy spreading the word about beekeeping with the community. See stories in the BEE Links page.
Each year, Iotron Industries USA, an electron beam irradiation service provider, hosts an annual Apiary Day each year, providing beekeepers in the region a hive sterilization service that promotes a clean environment to raise a healthy hive and increased brood.
Apiary Day this year is Friday, March 20. Please see the attached for details and feel free to distribute amongst your membership.
You may contact them at: www.iotron.com
For the past fourteen years, Jennifer Berry has been the Research Coordinator and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program. Her research and extension objectives have concentrated on the sub-lethal effects of pesticides on honey bees, a queen breeding program, incorporating IPM (Integrated pest management) techniques for Varroa mite and small hive beetle control. Recently, Jennifer has undertaken an ambitious campaign to educate the public about the importance of honey bees and how to reduce pesticide use.
She is a regular columnist for Bee Culture magazine and occasionally for Bee World (along with a few others across the pond). She travels extensively to speak to local, state, national and international beekeeping associations. After work and on weekends, Jennifer operates Honey Pond Farm, a queen and nuc business which focuses on rearing healthy bees while selecting for longevity, pest resistance and honey production.
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'.
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.
What does it mean to Indiana Beekeepers? If the USA is selected as the host country for 2019, it would be an opportunity for Indiana Beekeepers to attend Api-Expo, the world's largest beekeeping trade show, a World Honey Show and an International Honey Queen Competition. For more information, click here.
How can you get involved? It will take all of us working together to bring Apimondia to the United States. We have openings on many committees and are looking for volunteers.If you are interested on helping to bring Apimondia to the United States in 2019, click here.
You can renew your membership or join the Indiana Beekeepers Association (IBA) 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.
Indiana Beekeepers Association
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane
Mooresville, IN 46158
Attn: Debbie Seib, IBA Treasurer
The address label on your newsletter includes your dues expiration date.
For more information see the Membership tab on our website.
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