"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
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. Below is some of the exciting events we had this past year. Watch for more details.
On Friday night, Tim Tucker, the American Beekeeping Federation President, shared his tips on what he does to keep his bees alive with a question and answer session. Following Tim's presentation was a chaotic but fun 'Bingo' that was open to all.
Our keynote speaker was Peter Borst. Peter is a regular contributor to the American Bee Journal, writing on topics as diverse as beekeeping technique, the composition and value of pollen for bees, and the history of bee breeding.
We were very fortunate to have William Fielding from the Indiana DOT with us on Saturday. Mr. Fielding heads up the Hoosier Roadside Heritage Program. We had several break out sessions with speakers like Shana and Jim Hoffman, Sophie Lohrman, Ron Myers, Gregg Roudebush and Krispn Given from Purdue.
Kathleen shared her experience visiting a tea plantation in China and how they serve tea.
We had some handmade unique quilts sold at the auction made by Kathy Shain. Her quilts are simply stunning.
Gloria Shenefield donated some beautiful vintage jewelry.
Barry McNulty wrapped up with the raffle of plants, hives, jewelry, packaged bees and nucs (certificates) by Bastins Bee Farm and the Top Bar Hive by Gregg Roudebush.
This year all officers and board positions will be up for election. If you are interested, be sure to read the by-laws for eligibility, then contact someone on the nominating committee.
Thanks to all those that volunteered to help make this years Fall Conference such a success. Please let me know if I've left anyone out:
|Diana Coleman||Mike Seib|
|Jerri Keller||Dave Shenefield|
|Ike Levy||Steve Stanley|
|Kevin McBride||Mary Wilson|
|Lisa McBride||John Wilson|
|Barry McNulty||Jerry Zimmerman|
Ron and Cindy Bastin
Indiana Beekeepers Association
Doug and Carrie Hoffman
|ADM and Eve Ceramics||Wildflower Ridge|
|Diana Coleman||Sandra Ronan|
|Ted and Bonnie Cummings||Seib's Hoosier Honey|
|Kelley Beekeeping||Clover Blossom Honey|
|Joe and Nancy Kimmel||Slabaugh Apiaries|
|Bob and Darlene Kress||Tony and Kathy Stewart|
|Jeff Lubker||Todd Thomas|
|Kevin and Lisa McBride||Kathleen Prough|
|Celeste Nadworthy||Tim Tucker|