"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
We have completed the schedule for many of the State Fair booth days. Thanks so much and let's keep going.
The Beekeepers of Indiana (TBoI) will hold elections at the Fall Meeting on October 29th, 2016. Since we are under an interim board all positions are up for election: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, 6 Directors-at-Large and 6 Regional Directors. According to our by-laws, the Vice–President, Treasurer and the six Directors-at-Large shall begin their terms after the election at the Fall meeting of each odd numbered year; therefore, they will serve one year and will be up for election again in 2017.
To be eligible to run for a position.
Now is a good time for you to get more involved with the exciting growth of our organization. If you are interested in running for one of the positions on The Beekeepers of Indiana Board, please contact a member of the nominating committee, Joe Kimmel – email@example.com or Mike Seib – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beekeepers of Indiana Fall Conference will be held at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana. The board of directors meeting will be Friday, October 28th and the membership meeting will be Saturday, October 29th. Click here to see a tentative agenda.
Registration is now open for the Fall Conference Bee School and the Fall Meeting and Conference. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE CORRECT EVENT.
Fall Meeting and Conference, you may register online or by downloading the registration form and mailing it in.
To register online,.
Registration includes coffee, juice and donuts as well as a buffet lunch.
This weekend is a home football game for Notre Dame so hotels will be filling up fast. If you wish to book your room, Swan Lake will hold the rooms for us until September 1. At that time all rooms will be released to the public. All rooms include breakfast served from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. Room Types are: Double Queen, King, Log Cabins and Cottages.
Kings and Doubles - $149
Cottages - $179
Log Cabins - $399
To book a room, you'll need to call the hotel and tell them you are with The Beekeepers of Indiana. The phone number is 800-935-5616, ext. 763.
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.
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.
There is a pollinators event coming up, all Indiana beekeepers are welcome. For more information see http://www.jenningsswcd.org/
The state fair begins on August 5th this year and we are excited to be one team working in one booth. Volunteers will receive a ticket for entrance to the fair. If you're new to beekeeping, it's a great way to learn more from the experienced beekeepers working in the booth. If you'd like to volunteer to work at the booth, send an email to Greg and Susan Peterson Subject: State Fair Volunteer or you may use the form online and submit your information. You may sign up for more then one session and you may sign up for sessions that are not the day your club is working. It's a great way to meet new beekeepers and make new friends. To sign up online, .
Krispn Given, apiculture specialist at Purdue University, about honeybee hives and their ability to survive mite infestations. click here
Yes, you are seeing correctly. You may sign up for a complimentary membership to our national beekeeping organization.
The Mann Lake Scholarship was established to encourage a worthy young individual to pursue an interest in honey bees and beekeeping. The Scholarship will provide financial assistance for the selected candidate to attend an annual EAS conference. In addition to the waiver of registration fees by EAS for the short course and the main conference, the Scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to the successful candidate to offset other conference expenses.
If you are interested, please click here.
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.
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 email@example.com, 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.
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