"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
is shaping up to be another huge success. Matt Evans will be the chairman this year and if you'd like to volunteer to help out, please contact him.
As always, we'll have lots of opportunities to get into the hives, see eggs, larvae (hopefully all bee larvae), win some cool bee stuff in the raffle, have a nice lunch and enjoy other beekeepers company.
We will be hosted at the Purdue Apiary by Dr. Greg Hunt and Krispn Given. If you've never attended this event, you are in for a great day of outdoor fun. Along with a super guest speaker, Dr. Debbie Delaney, we have planned several breakout sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced. This is around live bees, so bring what ever protective clothing your comfortable with. Click here to see the tentative agenda and click here for directions to the apiary. Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with social hour between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and the program concluding at 4:00 p.m.
For more information, contact:
10555 E 400 S
Zionsville, IN 46077
About the guest speaker, Dr. Debbie Delaney....
is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where she mentors graduate and undergraduate students working on various aspects of pollinator health and productivity. She teaches Insects and Society, Apiculture and Pollination Ecology. She has over 20 years of experience working with pollinators, specifically honey bees and maintains between 25-60 colonies in the teaching apiary at UD’s Newark farm. Her research program has four main focal areas:
1) genetic identity and diversity of US honey bees
2) temporal stability of pollinator populations and
3) best management solutions for creating sustainable managed pollinator populations
4) pollinator nutrition and forage mapping.