"The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers"
A 501(c)(3) organization
On to the 2017 Indiana Bee School. The Beekeepers of Indiana will hold its fifteenth Bee School in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday February 25, 2017, at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221. Here are the Directions to the school and hotels. Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m.
We are honored to have reached this significant milestone as well as having Susan Cobey as our keynote speaker. Susan has taught the specialized technique of instrumental insemination for more than three decades. This is the first year that Sue has been a keynote speaker in Indiana and we are very excited to have her here. For the final agenda, click here.
Many vendors will bring your order with them to Bee School XV. You will save the cost of shipping. Please order early because space on the vendors’ trailer is limited.
For more information about the Indiana Bee School XV,
To see a list of vendors, directions and hotels with special rates, to visit our Indiana Bee School XV page.
Need a hotel? We have negotiated special rates for two hotels that are within five miles of the Bee School.
Click here is a list of the hotels and a few others.
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? See a short explanation below. 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 time consuming and requires several trips to the location.
Here is a Cut Out List of beekeepers in the The Beekeepers of Indiana that will do cut outs. The List is by county along with name and contact numbers.
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 Beekeepers of Indiana (TBoI) 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.
The Beekeepers of Indiana
7784 N. Sanctuary Lane
Mooresville, IN 46158
Attn: Debbie Seib, Treasurer
The address label on your newsletter includes your dues expiration date.
For more information see the Membership tab on our website.
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.
A leading expert in the field of honey bee breeding and instrumental insemination, Susan Cobey maintains the New World Carniolan Breeding Program, now in its 34th generation. She coordinates the Washington State University collaborative honey bee stock improvement program, partnering with queen producers for stock distribution. This program incorporates germplasm collected from European honey bees into domestic breeding stocks to enhance U.S. beekeeping. The WSU program also includes a germplasm repository. In addition she operates Honey Bee Insemination Service providing training, custom insemination and equipment. Her background includes managing bee research labs at Univ. of California, Davis, the Ohio State University and work at the USDA in Baton Rouge. Susan also worked in commercial queen production in Florida and California, where she co-founded and operated a queen production business. Her experience includes teaching specialized beekeeping courses, presentations, publications and providing instructional material for both scientific and public audiences, worldwide.
We are delighted to have Tim Tucker as a guest speaker for Indiana Bee School XV. Tim graduated from Washburn University and is the Past President of American Beekeeping Federation and the Kansas Honey Producers. Mr. Tucker lives in Niotaze, Kansas and in 1996 founded Tuckerbees. Tim runs between 300 - 500 hives. He is the creator of the Online E-Buzz for ABF, the national association.
The classes will take place at the Clark County Fair Grounds, 9608 Highway 62, Charlestown. Classes start from 6:30-8:30pm. We will have 2 speakers for each night except for March 21 when the whole evening will be devoted to the Purdue Bee Program. There is a fee of $20 per person for all 4 classes. Click here for more information.
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".
As a member of The Beekeepers of Indiana, you'll 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.