We have another great Fall Conference lined up this year. Starting on Friday night with Tim Tucker, our American Beekeeping Federation President, along with the introduction to the Young Beekeeper Award candidates to Saturday's keynote speaker, Peter Borst.
Peter was Senior Apiarist at Cornell's Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Research for seven years. He was an apiary inspector for New York State from 2006 to 2008. He is currently employed at Cornell doing biomedical research and is Vice President of the Finger Lakes Bee Club.
Our agenda includes four break out sessions and our special "Ladies Tea" is back this year. So bring your tea pots to show off and a plate of your favorite cookies. For more on this, please contact Kristy Dooley.
Back will be our most popular auction and raffle. If you have any bee related items you wish to donate, bring them with you.
Working with the town of Madison, we have some surprises in the pre-registration packets.
For more information about rooms, pre-registration, directions, etc Click here
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.
As a member of the Indiana Beekeepers Association, we receive a quarterly newsletter. If your newsletter has been returned to us two quarters in a row, the next quarter will not be sent until we are notified and have a correct address.
If you have moved, or will be at a different location and your mail is not forwarded, please contact us so you don't miss out on any important beekeeping events happening in Indiana. Contact Debbie Seib, the Treasurer for address changes.
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, 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 email@example.com, subject "Speaker List".
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.
At our Board Meeting on August 30th, 2015, the Indiana Beekeepers' Association board voted 17 - 3 to approve the "Merger Plan" and send the plan to the membership for a vote. The vote will take place at our Fall Conference at Clifty Falls on November 7th.
A letter is being sent to all member households with information on the plan as well as the process for absentee voting.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to vote, see the "Absentee Ballots" page.
Many beekeepers are experiencing missing queens in their hives. Just as beekeepers learn about taking care of their hives, beekeeping teaches us lessons as well. One is the art of patience.
If your hive has swarmed, be patient. It will take up to three weeks for the new virgin queen to get mated and start laying. Be patient, if you're not sure your hive swarmed and your hive has no open larvae or eggs, you may try this.
Take a frame of brood with eggs and open larvae from another hive. Be sure to have small eggs on the frame. Place it in the 'queenless hive' and check it in three days. Have the bees started building a queen cell? If not, it is likely there is a queen. Be patient, she may not have started laying yet.
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'.
Many of our members have been busy spreading the word about beekeeping with the community. See stories in the BEE Links page.
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 Membershiptab on our website.
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.
The next Apimondia International Congress will be held in Istanbul, Turkey September 29th - October 4, 2017.
There were over 30 individuals who paid their own way to help participate in our bid for 2019. We had a great presentation and Congress planned. Our team did a FANTASTIC job in South Korea, but the USA was not selected to host the 2019 Apimondia congress. We are certainly disappointed, but take pride in all we have accomplished over the past three years. Thank you to all our committee members, sponsors and all of you for your support during this project.
I'd especially like to thank Indiana for it's support. Both State Organizations, Local Clubs and individual beekeepers were the first to answer the call to assist our efforts. Debbie Seib, Chairman
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