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.
The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is October 24th.
The deadline for pre-registration is November 5th.
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.
Many of our members have been busy spreading the word about beekeeping with the community. See stories in the BEE Links page.
Elections are once again coming up at our Fall Conference. The conference will be held at McCormick's Creek State Park on Saturday, November 8th. If you are unable to attend, you may request an absentee ballot by contacting your nominating committee. You may call Steve Doty, 317-485-5593 and be sure to email Mike Seib and Tony Stewart. You may also email Steve and cc Mike Seib and Tony Stewart.
The positions open this year are President, Secretary, three Nominating Committee and two Director-at-Larges. Candidates for President are Dave Shenefield and Jerry Zimmerman. Candidates for Secretary are Barry McNulty and Joe Kimmel. Candidates for Nominating Committee are Todd Thomas, Mike Seib and Steve Doty. Candidates for Director-at-Large are Dave Barrickman, Paul Hill, Mike Seib and Diana Coleman.
To see the Biographies of the Candidates, click here.
This year Indiana beekeepers had the opportunity to attend our two regional conferences that were held in neighboring states.
Heartland Apicultural Society was founded in 2001 by Tom Webster (Researcher, Kentucky State University) Greg Hunt (Entomology, Purdue University), and Zachary Huang (Entomology, Michigan State University). The thirteenth yearly conference was held in Carbondale at Southern Illinois University the beginning of July. Several of our Indiana beekeepers presented on a variety of topics. There were over 23 Indiana beekeepers (picture included) from the North to the South that attended and learned about mites, overwintering hives along with issues faced by beekeeping business' like websites and building honey hives.
The Eastern Apiary Society (EAS) conference was held in Richmond, Ky at the end of July. EAS is an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, certification of Master Beekeepers and excellence in bee research. A large part of the conference was targeted toward queen breeding and issues negatively affecting our beloved honey bees. There were several international organizations sharing information on how they are working with other countries to teach beekeeping and use the products to improve their economic situations.
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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