"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
The Beekeepers of Indiana Fall Conference was held at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana.
It was a beautiful day and we had 225 beekeepers attend. Dr. Guzman, at one time an Indiana Hoosier, was a great speaker with very informative topics. The beekeepers on Friday were amazed with the pictures and information he gave on Africanized Bees.
Swan Lake did a fabulous job of hosting us and the luncheon was delicious. Looks like we'll be looking at this place for a future conference.
The Beekeepers of Indiana (TBoI) beginning beekeeping school was attended by 50 new beekeepers. Larry Kemerly has been keeping bees for many years and currently has over 100 hives.
About the guest speaker.....................................
Dr. Ernesto Guzman is a Professor and Director of the University of Guelph’s Honey Bee Research Centre in Ontario, Canada. He got a DVM degree in 1982 and obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology from the University of California at Davis in 1989 and 1992, respectively. Dr Guzman has worked for several research and academic institutions in Mexico, the USA and Canada. His research has focused on genetics, behaviour, and diseases of honey bees. Dr. Guzman is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and has received numerous awards. Ernesto Guzman also kept more than 300 hives of Africanized bees many years ago in Mexico.