“The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers”
In October, we voted in our official 2017 Board of Directors. Our new officers are:
President: Dale McMahan
Vice-President: Barry McNulty
Secretary: Linda Burkett
Treasurer: Debbie Seib
Regional Directors: Directors At Large:
Jim Berndt, East Central Kristie Dooley
Anthony Gaudin, South East Gary Keesling
Rodney Gunter, North West Joe Kimmel
Dan Heilman, West Central Mike Seib
Curtis McBride, South West Danny Slabaugh
Tony Rekeweg, North East Jerry Zimmerman
For all updated information, please click here.
SELECTED NEWS FOR BEEKEEPERS
Heartland Apicultural Society Conference Registration is now open. To see the agenda, register or see the other exciting events, check out their website at: http://heartlandbees.org/
Survey to assess honeybee losses in Indiana. READ MORE
Position Statement of The Beekeepers of Indiana The board of directors passed this statement on October 28, 2016 READ MORE
New publication from Greg and Glady’s Andino. Differential gene expresssion in Varroa jacobsoni mites following a host shift to Europena honey bees (Apis mellifera) READ MORE
PURDUE FIELD DAY 2017
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
June 17, 2017 is our next beekeeping event for The Beekeepers of Indiana. We will be hosted at the Purdue Apiary by Dr. Greg Hunt and Krispn Given. If you’ve never attended this event, you are in for a great day of outdoor fun. Along with a super guest speaker, Dr. Debbie Delaney, we have planned several breakout sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced. This is around live bees, so bring what ever protective clothing your comfortable with.
Click here to see a tentative agenda and click here for directions to the apiary. Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with social hour between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and the program concluding at 4:00 p.m.
If you’d like to register by mail, click here to download the form and follow instructions.
INDIANA QUEEN PROJECT
The Indiana queen project was developed to provide Indiana beekeepers with northern-bred stocks that are tolerant to tracheal and Varroa mites. This project will benefit beekeepers who adopt this as well as nearby beekeeping operations, by preventing the spread of mite-infested bees… READ MORE
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS OR JOIN THE BEEKEEPERS OF INDIANA
Have you renewed your membership yet, or, want to join? There are two simple ways to renew or sign up. You may continue to renew or sign up as instructed below until our new website is up and available.
If you are not a member, we encourage anyone who has an interest in beekeeping or related areas to join. If you are unsure when your membership expires, contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-432-9578.
For new memberships, download the The Beekeepers of Indiana Form and mail your membership info and dues.
If you’d like to sign-up on-line, click here.
The Beekeepers of Indiana held its fifteenth Bee School in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday February 25, 2017, at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221. With over 1,200 people in attendance, 40 vendors and several crafters, everyone had a great time. Look here for information on the next Bee School in 2018.