Dr. Greg Hunt and Krispn Given from the Purdue Bee Lab have invited all Indiana Beekeepers for a Field Day. Yes, you out of staters are welcome too. We've planned lots of hands-on, get in the hive, get excited workshops and sessions. Some of the award winning line-up includes: Kathleen Prough, our State apiary inspector and Dave Shenefield, our IBA president.
As you know, you can’t get two beekeepers together without having food, so be prepared to enjoy the delicious dishes provide by Country Home Catering. Remember bring your protective gear, your appetite and your love of the bees.
The cost is $25 per person and $40 per family, lunch included. Click here to see the entire agenda. We expect a full house and encourage everyone to pre-register. This will help with the logistics of ordering food and parking.
NOTE: Those who pre-register can pick up their envelopes beginning at 7:30 am. If you do not pre-register, on-site registration will begin at 8:00 am.
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 temporary 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 other 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.
Funny thing to say, because pictures don't talk. But if you'd like to see the fun everyone is having at the Bee School, click here.
Interested in speaker at other local associations? Have a specific area of beekeeping expertise and willing to share that knowledge with other beekeepers?
Many of our local clubs would like to hear what other clubs are doing and tips and tricks for keeping our honey bees alive and surviving through winter.
Perhaps you are passionate about Top Bar Hives, Warre Hives or just Live Hives and you'd like to share that passion with other beekeepers.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject "Speaker List".
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'.
What is Apimondia? Apimondia is the bi-annual congress of the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations. The federation was founded in 1949 and has a mission of promoting the scientific, technical, ecological, social and economic apiculture development in all countries.
What does it mean to Indiana Beekeepers? If the USA is selected as the host country for 2019, it would be an opportunity for Indiana Beekeepers to attend Api-Expo, the world's largest beekeeping trade show, enter their honey in the World Honey Show and see the workings of an International Honey Queen Competition. For more information, click here.
How can you get involved? It will take all of us working together to bring Apimondia to the United States. If you are interested in helping to bring Apimondia to the United States in 2019, click here.
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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