Indiana Beekeepers’ Association (IBA) will hold its Indiana Bee School XIV in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday February 27, 2016. At Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221 it’s easily accessible from I-465 loop.
Our guest speaker will be Kim Flottum, the editor of Bee Culture magazine, published by the A. I. Root Company, in Medina, (northeast) Ohio. You will have a chance to meet and informally visit with beekeepers from across the state of Indiana, in addition to attendees from many other states. Check later for a full list of speakers and agenda.
Folder pickup starts at 7:30 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:15 p.m.
There are two ways to preregister. Download and mail along with payment, a copy of the registration form. Or you may register online by clicking here. Online registrations will include an additional transaction fee. Registrations that include a legible email will be sent an email confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation within five days of registration, contact Debbie Seib, Treasurer at email@example.com.
Lectures, hands-on workshops and discussions will be held for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability. Topics on introductory beekeeping tools and techniques, as well as learning opportunities for the more advanced beekeeper will be available. Along with a great program are a raffle, an auction and a variety of vendor displays and supplies from several of the top vendors such as Brushy Mountain, Dadant, Kelley Beekeeping and others.
For future updates about additional speakers, the full agenda or hotels, check back here.
For more information, contact:
Mike Seib, Coordinator
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane
Mooresville, IN 46158
About the guest speaker.....................................
Kim was introduced to honeybees and beekeeping while studying and working at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, first with an Extension Entomologist studying fruit, vegetable, turf and greenhouse insect pests, and then moving to the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab in Madison. His research looked at crop pollination, and the interactions of pesticides and honey bees.
Mr. Flottum has worked with a variety of beekeeping organizations. For over a dozen years, he was President of his local club, the Medina County Beekeepers, served as Vice President and then President of The Ohio State Beekeepers for another dozen years, and has been Director, President and Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Apicultural Society, the largest regional beekeeping organization in the U.S.
Kim is the publisher of books on honey bee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture. His most popular include; the Backyard Beekeeper, the Honey Handbook, and Better Beekeeping. He lives on a farm with his wife Kathy, and between them they manage 8 and 10 frame Langstroth hives, a top bar hive and an Omlet hive called a Beehaus. Their spare time is taken up with chickens, the garden and two observation hives in town they manage.