"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
June 17, 2017 is our next beekeeping event for The Beekeepers of Indiana. We will be hosted at the Purdue Apiary by Dr. Greg Hunt and Krispn Given. If you've never attended this event, you are in for a great day of outdoor fun. Along with a super guest speaker, Dr. Debbie Delaney, we have planned several breakout sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced. This is around live bees, so bring what ever protective clothing your comfortable with.
Click here to see the tentative agenda and click here for directions to the apiary. Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with social hour between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and the program concluding at 4:00 p.m.
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.
Here is a Cut Out List of beekeepers in the The Beekeepers of Indiana that will do cut outs. The List is by county along with name and contact numbers.
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 classes will take place at the Clark County Fair Grounds, 9608 Highway 62, Charlestown. Classes start from 6:30-8:30pm. We will have 2 speakers for each night except for March 21 when the whole evening will be devoted to the Purdue Bee Program. There is a fee of $20 per person for all 4 classes. Click here for more information.
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".
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.