"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
Many changes are awaiting us at the fair this year, come on out and see what's new.
Bring the spirit of the Indiana Beekeeper to the State Fair by taking part in The Beekeepers of Indiana (TBoI) activities at the Fair!
As a participant you can …
If you are a member of TBoI, Honey and hive products with your own label can be brought to sell at the fair.
For more information, contact:
State Fair Chairpersons:
304 E 2nd St, Michigantown, IN 46057
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane, Mooresville, IN 46158
Clubs that sign up to work the TBoI booth will receive a portion of the profits as well as the Young Beekeeper Program. If your club is interested in manning the booth for a day, please contact Greg and Susan Peterson.
Date ___ Staffed by Date Staffed by
Fri, Aug 5 Whitewater Valley Sun, Aug 14 North Central
Sat, Aug 6 CIBA Mon, Aug 15 TBD
Sun, Aug 7 TBD Tue, Aug 16 White Lick
Mon, Aug 8 East Central Wed, Aug 17 TBD
Tue, Aug 9 West Central Thur, Aug 18 CIBA
Wed, Aug 10 Indy Southside Fri, Aug 19 White Lick
Thur, Aug 11 Putnam County Sat, Aug 20 Bedford
Fri, Aug 12 Eastern Indiana Sun, Aug 21 Fair Comm
Sat, Aug 13 SIBA
Volunteers will receive a ticket for entrance to the fair. If you're new to beekeeping, it's a great way to learn more from the experienced beekeepers working in the booth. If you'd like to volunteer to work at the booth, send an email to Greg and Susan Peterson Subject: State Fair Volunteer or you may use the form online and submit your information. You may sign up for more then one session and you may sign up for sessions that are not the day your club is working. It's a great way to meet new beekeepers and make new friends. To sign up online, .
Once again, our ice cream vendor will be Ullery’s Homemade Ice-Cream located in Richmond, Indiana. Last year when our regular supplier when out of business, a search was started and we came very close to not having honey ice cream at the booth. Jerry Toschlog, one of our members from Centerville, hooked us up with Ullery’s and we’ve been very pleased with our relationship with them.
Tammy Ullery is a co-owner and was the primary contact for us. “We make different flavors all the time, but never one with honey. We were very excited to try one and without a recipe, we had to go by trial and error to get it right,” Tammy said. “Many or our local beekeepers became the testers.”
In 2015, we sold over 200 gallons and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generous donation of honey by Dave and Patti Barrickman, Gordon Fetters, Mike and Debbie Seib, and Brad and Judy Truax.