"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
These links are grouped according to classification, then listed in alphabetical order within each group.
Beekeeping Associations and Groups
Bees, Beekeeping Supplies
General Information and Instruction
Pests and Diseases
Wabash Valley wabashvalleybeeclub.webs.com
West Central westcentral facebook
White Lick www.whitelickbeekeepers.org
In 2012, Sixth graders at St. Bartholomew did a project on Colony Collapse Disorder. They were asked to research the importance of bees and this tragic dilemma in order to create a website that educates the public. Links to the top two winners are above.
What have they been up to since? Keep in mind, that this is a new set of students each year.
In 2013, they purchased a hive and in the spring of 2014 added a honey super. The bees stored a full super of honey in 2014, and the kids extracted and bottled the honey. They used 8-ounce bottles in the shape of an angel, and sold the angels at the Church Fall Festival. They made enough money to purchase another hive, which is now being constructed by the next class of fifth graders to be involved in the project. The teacher has suggested putting the new hive in a different location so that the students can make a comparison between a hive in the city versus one in the country. Contact Tony Gaudin, if you're interested in volunteering to help out.
Beautiful way to share our beekeeping world, thanks Rebecca.
Jerry Zimmerman, Matt Evans, Rebecca Eldridge, Mike and Debbie Seib participated in this years Conner Prairie Curiosity Fair. Educating over 3,000 visitor with pointing out the queen in the observation hive, letting them try on beekeepers hats and gloves, talking about the tools that beekeepers use and showing them what we can get from our hives besides honey. We had an extractor that the kids enjoyed turing the handle and seeing the frames spin around. For more information, click here.
Thanks Jerry, Matt, Rebecca, Mike and Debbie for volunteering.
Looking for a great price for sugar to help with feeding your bees? Check out the website below.