The Indiana Beekeepers’ Association (IBA) will hold its Indiana Bee School XII in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, February 22, 2014. This year it will be held at a larger facility to accommodate more attendees.
Note the new location is Decatur Central High School and the address is 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221. This location has various rooms for breakout sessions, larger space for vendors and is easily accessible from I-465 loop.
Jerry Hayes, Honey Bee Lead with Monsanto, will be the guest speaker. Jerry is the author of “The Classroom”.
Note key changes to the 2014 Indiana Bee School.
The new location:
Decatur Central High School
5251 Kentucky Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46221.
Pre-registration fee will be $30.00 per individual or $40.00 per family. Registrations received/post dated February 10th, 2014 will be $40.00 per individual or $55.00 per family.
You may register online, click here.
Mail in Registration:
You may print off the registration form and mail it to the address on the form.
Registrations that include a legible email will be sent a confirmation.
You will have a chance to meet and informally visit with beekeepers from across the state. Folder pickup starts at 7:30 A.M. (EST) with program starting promptly at 9:00 A.M. and concluding at 4:00 P.M. Pre-registration fee will be $30.00 per individual or $40.00 per family. Fee for registrations received/post dated February 10th, 2014 will be $40.00 per individual or $55.00 per family.
For future updates join the Indiana Beekeepers’ Association and get all of the information in the upcoming newsletters or contact Mike Seib 317-432-5342 or email@example.com
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? 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 temporarily 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 timeconsuming and requires several trips to the location.
Here is a Swarm Call List of Indiana Beekeepers Association by county along with name and contact numbers.
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 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.
Way to go Katie.
Picture of a bee smoker from 500 B.C. Courtesy of Rob and Jessica Carlson in Greece.
Many of our members have been busy spreading the word about beekeeping with the community. See stories in the BEE Links page.
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 Indiana Beekeepers Association (IBA) 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.
Indiana Beekeepers Association
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane
Mooresville, IN 46158
Attn: Debbie Seib, IBA Treasurer
The address label on your newsletter includes your dues expiration date.
For more information see the Membership tab on our website.
The American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) will be holding their January, 2014 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you want to attend a great conference with super speakers and lots of exhibitors, this is the one. Meet the current American Honey Queen and Princess along with the 2014 American Honey Queen Candidates. There is a kids and Bees Program along with the Bee Buddies.
Check out last years conference. How sweet it was. Keep watching this section as we add more information.
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