Another year has rolled around and we are beginning to prepare our booth for another year at the State Fair. Our booth would not be successful without the many volunteers that setup, work, bring products to sell and tear down. We look forward to this year and another successful year. If you'd like to volunteer, click here and you will be taken to the sign-in sheet. You do not need to be an IBA to volunteer.
The money raised at the booth helps support our Indiana projects related to beekeeping. Thanks for your support.
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.
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.
The FDA has issued a draft Guidance for Industry: Proper Labeling of Honey and Honey Products
The full text can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/labelingnutrition/ucm389501.htm
To ensure your comments are considered by the FDA before the final draft is published, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by June 9, 2014.
Click here for more information.
The next Indiana Beekeepers' Association meeting/conference is Friday, November 7 & Saturday, November 8, 2014 McCormick's Creek State Park.
Dr. James Tew from Wooster, Ohio will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Tew is currently the Beekeeping Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University and has been a key figure in the Ohio State Beekeepers' Association for many years.
Click here for more information on rooms and how to register.
Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) will hold it's annual conference at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky on July 28-August 1, 2014. EAS is an organization that was founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, certification of Master Beekeepers and excellence in bee research. Registration is now open at: http://www.easternapiculture.org/
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.
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