The Indiana Beekeepers’ Association (IBA) will hold its Indiana Bee School XIII in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, February 28, 2015. It will be at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221, easily accessible from I-465 loop. Here are the Directions to the school and hotels.
Jennifer Berry, Research Coordinator and Lab Manager, for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program will be the guest speaker. As always, at the Indiana Bee School, you'll have a chance to meet and informally visit with beekeepers from across the state of Indiana, in addition to attendees from many other states. Here is the full list of speakers.
Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:15 p.m.
If you have not received a confirmation, contact Debbie Seib, Treasurer at email@example.com.
Lectures, hands-on workshops and discussions will be held for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability. Topics on introductory beekeeping tools and techniques, as well as learning opportunities for the more advanced beekeeper will be available. Along with a great program are a raffle, an auction and a variety of vendor displays and supplies from several of the top vendors such as Brushy Mountain, Dadant, Kelley Beekeeping and others. Here is the Full Agenda.
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List of Vendors
Place your orders with the vendors and they will bring it with them to Bee School XIII. You will save the cost of shipping. Please order early because space on the vendors’ trailer is limited.
AB Honey Farm Star City, IN 866-956-2337 Bee Equipment, Supplies & Bees
Lani Basberg Shelbyville, KY
866-456-2572 Beekeeping Insurance
Bastin Honey Bee Farm Knightstown, IN 317-919-4208 Bee Equipment, Supplies & Bees
Blue Sky Bee Supply Ravenna, OH 877-529-9233 Bee Equipment & Supplies
Brushy Mountain Moravain Falls, NC 800-233-7929 Bee Equipment & Supplies
Crystal Waters Farm Green Castle, IN 765-739-8334 Bee Equipment & Supplies
Dadant and Sons Albion, MI 877-932-3268 Bee Equipment & Supplies
Dutch Country Honey Middlebury, IN 574-825-3594 Hive Product & Noodles
Graham’s Bee Works Morgantown, IN 812-597-2000 Bee Equipment & Supplies
Great Fermentations Indianapolis, IN 888-463-2739 Mead, Beer & Wine Making Supl
Heartland Apiary Society Albion, MI 616-566-2576 Regional Bee Conference
Hoosierville Farms Brazil, IN 812-201-8722 Bee Vacuums
Kalona Honey Co Chester, IA
Kelley’s Clarkson, KY 800-233-2899 Bee Equipment & Supplies
Latshaw Apiary New Albany, OH 614-855-9065 Breeder Queens & Nutritional Prod
Mann Lake Hackensack, MN 800-880-7694 Bee Equipment & Supplies
MDA Splitter Wyoming, MI MDA Splitter boxes
Rock Bridge Trees Bethpage, TN
615-841-3664 Trees for Bees
RJ Honey Lebanon, IN
317-714-5920 Bee Equipment & Supplies
Royalty Hives Corbin, KY
Slabaugh Apiaries Nappanee, IN 574-315-5586 Bees and Bee Equipment
Strong Microbials Red Ford, MI 734-427-7649 Microbial Products
Wicwas Press Kalamazoo, MI 269-344-8027 Quality Bee Books
For more information, contact:
Mike Seib, Coordinator
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane
Mooresville, IN 46158
About the guest speaker.....................................
For the past fourteen years, Jennifer Berry has been the Research Coordinator and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program. Her research and extension objectives have concentrated on the sub-lethal effects of pesticides on honey bees, a queen breeding program, incorporating IPM (Integrated pest management) techniques for varroa mite and small hive beetle control. Recently, Jennifer has undertaken an ambitious campaign to educate the public about the importance of honey bees and how to reduce pesticide use.
She is a regular columnist for Bee Culture magazine and occasionally for Bee World (along with a few others across the pond). She travels extensively to speak to local, state, national and international beekeeping associations. After work and on weekends, Jennifer operates Honey Pond Farm, a queen and nuc business which focuses on rearing healthy bees while selecting for longevity, pest resistance and honey production.
Crafters of the club have an area to set up and sell their arts and crafts. This excludes honey and bee equipment sales, but includes hive related products: i.e. paintings, jewelry, totes, soaps, lotions, lip balms. Crafts may also include needlework, artwork and other handmade items.
Country Inn & Suites 5630 Flight School Drive 1.5
Indianapolis, IN 46221
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Country Inn & Suites (317) 821-1100 for Friday night February 27, 2015 and Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Indiana Beekeepers’ special rate is $ 85.00 plus tax for regular rooms. A few suites are available for a slightly higher rate. You’ll need to call the number above and ask for the “Indiana Beekeepers’ Association” rate. They have extended the date, so you may still call and ask.
Fairfield Inn & Suites 5220 West Southern Ave 3.6
Indianapolis, IN 46241
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn & Suites (317) 244-1600 for Friday night February 27, 2015 and Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Indiana Beekeepers’ special rate is $79.00 plus tax. You’ll need to call the number above and ask for the “Indiana Beekeepers’ Association” rate. They have extended the date, so you may still call and ask.
There are several other hotel/motel chains off Sam Jones Expressway at South Lynhurst Drive.