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.
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.
Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 4 p.m. Registration fee will be $30.00 per individual or $50.00 per family (lunch included).
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 temporarily 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 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.
Dave Shenefield and Barry McNulty joined the executive board of the Indiana Beekeepers' Association. Dave as our new President and Barry as our new Secretary.
There were three items passed by the Board and voted on by the membership at the Fall Conference:
This year Indiana beekeepers had the opportunity to attend our two regional conferences that were held in neighboring states.
Heartland Apicultural Society was founded in 2001 by Tom Webster (Researcher, Kentucky State University) Greg Hunt (Entomology, Purdue University), and Zachary Huang (Entomology, Michigan State University). The thirteenth yearly conference was held in Carbondale at Southern Illinois University the beginning of July. Several of our Indiana beekeepers presented on a variety of topics. There were over 23 Indiana beekeepers (picture included) from the North to the South that attended and learned about mites, overwintering hives along with issues faced by beekeeping business' like websites and building honey hives.
The Eastern Apiary Society (EAS) conference was held in Richmond, Ky at the end of July. EAS is an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, certification of Master Beekeepers and excellence in bee research. A large part of the conference was targeted toward queen breeding and issues negatively affecting our beloved honey bees. There were several international organizations sharing information on how they are working with other countries to teach beekeeping and use the products to improve their economic situations.
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'.
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
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For more information see the Membership tab on our website.
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