Whew. What a great fair we had this year. The weather was much cooler and the crowds higher. We had the third highest attendees at 955,000. The money raised at the booth helps support our Indiana projects related to beekeeping. Thanks for your support.
To see pictures of this years booth and volunteers, visit our Indiana State Fair page under the Contact Us section.
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.
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.
This survey is specifically for those Indiana Beekeepers whether a hobby beekeeper or a commercial beekeeper who had honeybees from fall 2013 to April of 2014. The electronic survey will be available through the first week in September and should take no more than 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Results of this survey will be anonymous unless a participant chooses to add their name and contact information so that we may share with them the information or answer related questions. At no time with any contact information be associated with the data.
For the survey, click here.
The next Indiana Beekeepers' Association meeting/conference is Friday, November 7 & Saturday, November 8, 2014 McCormick's Creek State Park.
Dr. James Tew from Wooster, Ohio will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Tew is currently the Beekeeping Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University and has been a key figure in the Ohio State Beekeepers' Association for many years.
Click here for more information on rooms and how to register.
Many of our members have been busy spreading the word about beekeeping with the community. See stories in the BEE Links page.
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
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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